Stunning 19th C Brooch of Venus Dancing with Cupid
In classical mythology, Cupid is the god of desire, erotic love, attraction, and affection. He is often portrayed as the son of the love goddess, Venus, and the god of war, Mars.
A diamond and pearl halo’d enamel of an extremely informal, Venus frolicking with Cupid. It is extremely rare to find such a rendering of two of Olympus’ tenants- I love the excitement of the swaths of fabric levitating around their bodies as they pirouette to a soundless song. Likely French, this pairing is pure magic.
Materials & Features: Sterling silver, 18k gold, Pearls, Diamonds, Enamel
Age/Origin: c. 1880, French, c. 19thC
Measurements: 40mm, 7.6 grams
Marks: Hallmarked along brooch backing
Condition: Excellent condition. Minor associated age wear. Original large scale bale
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