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VICTORIAN ALLEGORICAL DAY & NIGHT CAMEO EARRINGS CIRCA 1880

$ 4,800

This incredible pair of Victorian Queen Conch cameo earrings feature exquisitely carved depictions of Eos, goddess of the day and Selene, goddess of the night.  Selene has an upswept gaze to greet the new dawn and is accompanied by a dove with fresh roses in its talons whilst Eos is carved in quiet repose with closed eyes as if asleep wearing a crown of opium poppies accompanied by an Owl with poppies in its talons.  The tops of each earring feature a small single cameo showing a beautiful single rose in bloom.  Each Cameo bordered by a fine 15ct yellow gold Etruscan rope twist.

 

JEWEL NOTES

 

Circa 1880

15ct yellow gold

Queen conch shell

Length of drop 55mm

Width at widest point 15mm

Weight 9.4gms

CODE V881

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