Beautiful coloration with tones of light brown in the background and white in the cameo carving. The cameo is fitted in an unusual embossed decorated mounting with "double heart" medallions.The piece is in excellent condition with no noted damage. Measures 3/8" high, 1 3/4" in length and 1 1/2 wide. In ancient mythology, these three daughters of Zeus (also known as Splendor, Mirth and Good Cheer) were together the embodiment of beauty and grace. This subject has remained one of the most popular of all the mythological subjects depicted on shell cameos. Most generally seen dancing (probably to the music of Apollo's lyre). This is one of several antique Shell Cameo brooches we currently have available in our eay store. Please be sure to view our other items!
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The item "VICTORIAN PERIOD SHELL CAMEO THREE GRACES BROOCH, GOLD FILLED MOUNTING" is in sale since Tuesday, October 2, 2012. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Victorian, Edwardian 1837-1910\Cameos". The seller is "antiquesandmooresales" and is located in Arlington, Texas. This item can be shipped worldwide.