Cameos made lovely, portable souvenirs for tourists visiting the ruins of Pompeii and Herculeum. When the travelers returned home, their friends were enchanted with these small works of art. Within a short time, Italian cameo artists had shops in England, France, and America,
This gorgeous example features Flora, the Roman goddess of flowers and Spring - she also symbolized nature and flowers.
Materials and Features: gold-filled, Goddess Flora cameos
Age/Origin: Victorian, American, c. 1870
Measurements: 5.5 grams
Condition: Excellent condition. Minor age-related wear.
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