Set against a deep red enamel background, this sensual beauty has a look of innocence, with an underlying strength. She seems unaware of her own allure, possessing full pouty lips, large dark eyes, and flowing cascades of hair. Her portrayal is similar to many depictions of the goddess Athena, who was known for her elegant beauty, her golden armor, and her work as a diplomat and mediator in preventing war.
The enamel is encircled on one side by a sterling cornucopia, containing a single flower with greenery, and on the other side by an angel or a mythological creature. The craftsmanship on the frame is masterful. The brooch measures 1 5/8" from top to bottom and 1 3/8" at the widest point. Weight is 14.4 grams. In order to make this piece more versatile, a wire has been added to the back, without compromising the integrity of the piece, to create a hidden bail so that it can be worn as either a brooch or a pendant. Possessing exceptional presence, this enamel would be a stand out in any collection.