The use of cameos in necklaces, earrings, bracelets, brooches, and rings is one of the most prolific jewelry motifs used throughout the Victorian Era. Though they pre-date the Victorian era, for the travel-loving Victorians a cameo was a favorite, possibly representing a meaningful souvenir of a Grand European Tour.
Fish, as a water animal, is linked to steadfast movement and independence. Fish represents the unconscious of higher self, feelings, and motives. It is also a metaphor for deeper awareness and intelligence as well as thought processes.
A winged angel carrying a large fish, this rare, large scale 9k example is a precious find.
Materials & Features: 9k gold
Age/Origin: Victorian, c. 1870-90
Measurements: 4.4 grams, 30mm
Condition: Excellent condition. Minor associated age wear.
Please view and inspect any photos closely. We endeavor to fully disclose all condition information clearly and concisely, however, please note that what qualifies as excellent condition for historical jewelry differs from modern and contemporary pieces; please take the age of the piece into account when examining the piece. Minor age wear is typical and to be expected for antique and vintage jewelry. Unless otherwise stated, gemstones have not been officially graded for color, clarity, or treatment by GIA; any information provided is our own educated, professional assessment.