Victorian Cameo Brooch of the Fate Clotho Spinning the Thread of LifeVictorian Cameo Brooch of the Fate Clotho Spinning the Thread of LifeVictorian Cameo Brooch of the Fate Clotho Spinning the Thread of LifeVictorian Cameo Brooch of the Fate Clotho Spinning the Thread of LifeVictorian Cameo Brooch of the Fate Clotho Spinning the Thread of LifeVictorian Cameo Brooch of the Fate Clotho Spinning the Thread of LifeVictorian Cameo Brooch of the Fate Clotho Spinning the Thread of LifeVictorian Cameo Brooch of the Fate Clotho Spinning the Thread of Life

This is an unusual early Victorian or perhaps Georgian era cameo brooch that depicts from Greek mythology one of the 3 Fates, Clotho The Spinner, a Maiden who spun the Thread of Life. The maiden Clotho is depicted in a high relief silver tone metal cameo that is set in a gold tone Pinchbeck brooch setting. The cameo does not test positive for actual silver content and is base metal. The setting is given further symbolism by being surrounded with oak leaves, a potent symbol of longevity. The brooch has an old style T hinged extra long pin stem and C clasp on back.

Condition is good. There is only modest wear to some high points as expected with age.

This brooch measures 2" x 2.25". The center panel measures 1.375" x 1.625".

The unusual subject matter carries great meaning of hope for long life - something that was not a given during the 1800s.

Item ID: 042017Jsc


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Gender: Female, Age Group: Adult, Color: Silver / Gold, Size: Free size

Victorian Cameo Brooch of the Fate Clotho Spinning the Thread of Life

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