Antique Victorian 9ct Rose And Yellow Gold 'Cornucopia' Horn Of Plenty Pendant
Stunning antique 9ct gold (sliders test a little higher) Victorian Horn of Plenty or ‘Cornucopia’ chatelaine pendant drop.
History of the Cornucopia
The Cornucopia was carried by the Roman goddess Fortuna (Greek: Tyche), the personification of luck, suggesting this charm was likely intended to top up the good luck of its owner, as well as bringing the usual abundance and nourishment.
Cornucopia comes from Latin cornu copiae, which translates literally as "Horn of Plenty." A traditional staple of feasts, the cornucopia is believed to represent the horn of a goat from Greek mythology. According to legend, it was from this horn that the god Zeus was fed as an infant.
This lovely example is crafted in two tone gold, 9ct rose gold for the main, and yellow gold accents to the Horn, slider and top terminal.
In original condition this quite special piece features triple strands - one rope twist and two foxtail - of chain to which the slider moves freely up and down.
Supporting the Horn, the three strands are positioned evenly across the Horn allowing the Horn to lay horizontal against the décolletage if worn on a chain!
A striking 13cm in length this wonderful piece of Victoriana can be worn on a chain by simply slipping it through the full functional dog clip or clip her to you favourite antique watch chain.. so many options!
Length/Drop - 13cm
Horn - 3cm
Tested as 9ct gold to Horn, dog clip and chain
Slightly higher - 11-12ct for sliders
Very very good antique Victorian condition. No dings to Horn, chains secure and slider movers freely. Dog clip in perfect order, no thinning, closes tightly. N issues to note. Gorgeous Cornucopia.
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