ANTIQUE VICTORIAN CARVED SHELL CAMEO BROOCH. EOS NYX DAY NIGHT PIN. Here is a fantastically carved shell cameo depicting the Greek Goddesses Nyx and Eos.
Nyx is adorned with sleep inducing white poppies, while Eos is wide-eyed - like the eagle beneath her. This depiction of Night and Day was very popular to grand tourists - enchanted by the mythologies from the old world. This large cameo has superficial wear only, the carving is crisp - perhaps benefitting from a mild clean. Mounted in a (untested) white metal frame - which does show sign of wear - though good and secure and wearable. Truly, a master carving of museum grade.
The item "ANTIQUE VICTORIAN CARVED SHELL CAMEO BROOCH EOS NYX DAY NIGHT PIN Mourning" is in sale since Saturday, July 21, 2018. This item is in the category "Jewellery & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewellery\Vintage Fine Jewellery\Victorian (1837-1901)". The seller is "dreamsarelikewater" and is located in Epsom. This item can be shipped worldwide.