18ct Hand Painted Enamel Aphrodite Brooch

The Curio


This gorgeous 18ct neoclassical medallion depicts a sensual Aphrodite reclining upon a diaphanous pink throne with putti fluttering around her. Hand rendered and in excellent condition, this simply colored work of art speaks to the Romanesque Revival of the late 19th century. With a hand engraved bezel and mint condition enamel, this collector’s jewel truly exemplifies the caliber of treasure we endeavor to offer at the Curio: wearable art in miniature.

Materials and Features: 

18ct gold, hand painted enamel


Circa 1860-1880, likely made in France and exported to London




Weight: 11.42 grams

Dimensions: 35mm x 35mm

Condition: Excellent condition. Minor associated age wear. 

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18ct Hand Painted Enamel Aphrodite Brooch

Sale price Price $1,150.00 Regular price