Antique Silver Carved Shell Cameo Pin Brooch C1880 Eos Nyx / Day & Night $1n/res
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Antique Silver Carved Shell Cameo Pin Brooch C1880 Eos Nyx / Day & Night $1n/res:
ANTIQUE SILVER CARVED SHELL CAMEO PIN BROOCH c1880 EOS NYX / DAY & NIGHT $1N/RES
An antique natural shell cameo; hand carved to depict Eos and Nyx -goddess of Day & Night, attended by an eagle atop a cornucopia, in a simplesolid silver mount for wear as a pin.
A beautiful and very popular cameo subject!
CONDITION: All original andgood. Some denting / distortion to mount and slight signs of wear commensurate with age and use. Shell possibly cut down a little and remounted in antiquity. Some natural inclusions/stresses to shell.
DATE/MARKS: Around 1860/70, maybe older. Not marked.
DIMENSIONS:52 x 41mm (1 inch = 25.4 mm). To give an impression of scale, the coin is 19 mm or ¾ of an inch diameter.
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