Aurora Mythological Pendant Single Strand Necklace Sterling Silver 1 1/2 Inches Wide 1 1/4 Inches Long Gemstone Oval Peridot 4 mm 17.5 Grams 18 Inches Long
The Aurora necklace " Spirit of Light" features a first generation sterling silver casting from Mon Coeur’s rare collection of intaglio impressions. The “white enamel” plaster of Paris impressions were made from the first 500 pieces from, the avid art collector, Polish Prince Stanislaus Poniatowski 2,500 commissioned carved gemstone intaglios.
Prince Poniatowski lived in Rome between 1754 and 1833. These numbered miniature masterpieces are original art inspired by reading the literature of Greek and Roman mythology of the gods, goddesses, heroes, and heroines.
This impression collection was previously owned by UK General Sir Alexander Walker (1764-1831) and his son William Stuart Walker (1817-1896). The collection was held in a small wooden curio case being admired by a select few.
The sterling silver pendant features Aurora Accompanied by the Spirit of Light, T184. The pendant suspends from a sterling silver diamond cut cable chain. At the center base of Aurora a round Peridot dangles gracefully in its 4-prong wire basket setting. This genuine Peridot is a 4 millimeters and a pure green sparkling rose-cut gemstone (0.26 carat.) The pendant measurement is 39 mm or 1 1/2" inches long by 1 1/4th" inches or 32 mm wide.
The 18 inches long necklace is finished with a sterling silver lobster clasp and jump ring. The total weight of the necklace weight is 17.5 grams.
University of Oxford, Classical Art Research Centre in the Beazley Archive Reference # T184
Title/Description: Aurora Accompanied by the Spirit of Light
Literary Source: Ovid, Metamorphoses; Lucan: Paradise Lost by John Milton; Mimnermus, Nanno