A collection of antique and later brooches (14)
Lot 17
A collection of antique and later brooches (14)
Sold for £2,375 (US$ 3,470) inc. premium


Lot Details
A collection of antique and later brooches (14)
A collection of antique and later brooches
Comprising a Victorian oval shell cameo brooch, possibly carved to depict Jacob wrestling with an angel, in foliate decorated mount, (later fitting), another example, carved to depict Hebe, the Greek goddess of youth, ministering nectar to an eagle, a smaller example, carved to depict Bacchus, the Roman god of wine, two further cameos, an oval micro mosaic panel, depicting a spaniel amongst foliage, six micro mosaic brooches, and two carved purple paste panels, first brooch length 6.7cm. (14)

Footnotes

  • Reference to Jacob wrestling with a stranger, usually represented in art as an angel, can be found in the Old Testament, Genesis 25-35.
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