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VictorianMiniature Carved Coral Head of DemeterNecklace

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.


  • Materials

    14k yellow gold, coral

  • Age

    c. 1850

  • Condition

    Very good

  • Size

    3/8" length, 18" chain

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