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VictorianMiniature Carved Coral Head of DemeterNecklace
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Demeter is the Greek goddess of agriculture, fertility and harvest and represents the autumn season. This tiny and exquisitely rendered coral carving of Demeter depicts her with a crown of wheat. It is very likely this lovely little pendant was a souvenir from the Italian leg of the Grand Tour. Hangs from a new 18" 14k gold chain.

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  • Materials

    14k yellow gold, coral

  • Age

    c. 1850

  • Condition

    Very good

  • Size

    3/8" length, 18" chain

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VictorianEra

18371901

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Coral& the Grand Tour

Coral jewelry has been worn as an amulet of protection against ailments and danger since ancient Rome.