2011/05/08

Heavenly musician in The Garden of Adin

Heavenly musician
in The Garden of Adin

Antique Victorian jewelry brooch with stone cameo angel and diamonds and pearls from the antique jewelry collection of Adin Antique Jewelry, Antwerp, Belgium

(Click the picture to get to this antique Victorian brooch)

Antique Victorian jewelry brooch with stone cameo angel, diamonds and pearls.

A majestical piece of antique jewelry we have here. A skillful engraved sardonic hard stone cameo representing a cute little cupid in a shell on a cloud blowing the trumpet or whistling the flute. Surrounded by a wreath fully embellished with rose cut diamonds and natural pearls. A typical example of high-class jewelry made in the Victorian Grand Period.

Victorian Grand Period Jewelry (1860 - 1885) is often dramatic and includes re-interpretations of many ancient patterns and styles. The use of cupids go back to the Greek who called them Erotes, winged gods of love. Their number was varied: Eros (Love) and Himeros (Desire), Pothos (Passion) and the twins Eros and Anteros (Love reciprocated).

But one cupid or the other.... this sure is a love-ly brooch.

Antiqualy yours,
The Adin team
www.adin.be
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