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Sale Price: $ 2,400

Zolotas 18 Karat Handmade Gold Ancient Greek Warship Oar Boat Brooch Pin

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Documentation Signed
Origin Greece
Period 1950-1999
Materials 18 KT Yellow Gold
Condition Good.
Creation Date 1970s
Description The present pin / brooch is made by the firm Zolotas who is famous for their acclaimed greek inspired designs which draw from Classic Greek Art and far away travel. The firm is known for their concepts which are elaborated in 18kt and 22kt yellow gold that is entirely hand-hammered and entirely created by the firms master goldsmith since 1855.

The present example's concept is approximately 35mm across by 35mm top to bottom and comes with the original pouch as well as is signed by the firm and marked for 18kt on the reverse side.

The motif is of a miniature Greek Trireme oar boat which is known typically as a Greek warship deriveing its name from the Latin translation for Trireme meaning : "with three banks of oars". The Trireme was an ancient vessel and a type of a galley that was used by the ancient maritime civilizations of the Mediterranean, especially the ancient Greeks.

Also interesting, the Trireme was famously known for its use in the epic story of Jason and the Argonauts as the vessel taken on his naval journey and also historically in the Persian wars where Greece was embroiled in a conflict with Xerxes of Persia and the Greek Triremes enabled Athens to have a decisive victory.
Metals Yellow Gold
Gender Men's , Ladies'
Styles / Movements Artist Jewelry, Fine Jewelry, Signed Pieces
Incollect Reference Number 306095
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