Cupid Wax Seal Charm - Symbol of Love antique wax seal jewelry pendant Eros in eco friendly bronze
Cupid wax seal charm - Symbol of Love antique wax seal jewelry pendant Eros in eco friendly bronze.
This listing is for one solid bronze charm with cupid.
In this scene Cupid is playing the lyre and charmingly looking over his shoulder at the little butterfly on the ground behind him.
The symbol of Love. In ancient Greece he was known as Eros, the young son of Aphrodite, the goddess of love and beauty. To the Roman's he was Cupid, and his mother was Venus.
This wax seal charm is made from an authentic antique intaglio, and this one has a particularly interesting history. The intaglio used in creating this charm is a 19th Century glass paste intaglio off one of the Brown brothers gems, hence the faint signature Brown below Cupid. William (1748-1825) and Charles (1749-1795) Brown were famous English seal- and gem-engravers. William exhibited at the Society of Arts from 1766 until 1770, when both brothers began to show annually at the Royal Academy of Arts in London, England. In 1786 they both stopped exhibiting after receiving many lavish, extravagant orders from the Russian court. Their work sent to Russia has been preserved in the collections of the Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg, Russia. Many of their gems were signed BROWN.
Note: * this listing is for one wax seal charm * no frills - shipped with no meaning card, no gift packaging * the charm is made of solid bronze * the size is about 23x28mm * The wax seal charm you will receive is similar to the ones in the pictures
The wax seal pendants are made by hand in Myrtle Beach, SC by RQP Studio. Please note that the charm has been through a oxidization process to give it an antique, vintage patina. Each charm that has been through an oxidization process will vary slightly from another, no charm exactly the same as some might be a tad bit darker or lighter than others, and in different areas. Study the example photos above so you can get an idea of the variation. Stamped with RQP hallmark logo on the reverse.
Helpful hints: * Some of the images (above) of the wax seal charms have been photographed close-up. If you have a hard time imagining the size of the charms, then it can be helpful to physically draw the dimensions of the wax seal charm on a piece of paper. *You can type in the words "mm to in" into Google's search box, that will give you a quick converter if you prefer the dimensions measured in inches.