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Antique Cameos: old victorian, shell, coral and hardstone cameos, vintage jewellery

Antique Cameos: old victorian, shell, coral and hardstone cameos, vintage jewellery

Antique Cameos: old victorian, shell, coral and hardstone cameos, vintage jewellery

Antique Cameos: old victorian, shell, coral and hardstone cameos, vintage jewellery

Cameo ca. 1860. Allegory of the Night.  Love the owl and the tear-drop shape, not round or oval.

Cameo ca. 1860. Allegory of the Night. Love the owl and the tear-drop shape, not round or oval.

Shell, French, mid-1800's- Nyx, goddess of Night, was a feared goddess and mother of many powerful forces, including Sleep and Death. Nyx is veiled as the night, eyes closed in slumber and crowned with a wreath of sleep-inducing opium poppies. The moon and stars float above her head and her owl companion holds branches of poppies in his talons

Shell, French, mid-1800's- Nyx, goddess of Night, was a feared goddess and mother of many powerful forces, including Sleep and Death. Nyx is veiled as the night, eyes closed in slumber and crowned with a wreath of sleep-inducing opium poppies. The moon and stars float above her head and her owl companion holds branches of poppies in his talons

Cupid and Psyche after Thorvaldsen.  German ca. 1870

Cupid and Psyche after Thorvaldsen. German ca. 1870

Intaglio; sapphire; beardless personage (Duc de Berry?), wearing hat and long robe, seated facing in chair with foliated ends to the arms and back; mounted in modern gold ring - 15thC(early). | © Trustees of the British Museum

Intaglio; sapphire; beardless personage (Duc de Berry?), wearing hat and long robe, seated facing in chair with foliated ends to the arms and back; mounted in modern gold ring - 15thC(early). | © Trustees of the British Museum

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