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Gorgeous Fine Victorian 9ct Carat Gold Italian Carved Shell Cameo Eos Nyx C1880 For Sale
FOR sale TODAY I AM DELIGHTED TO OFFER THIS BEAUTIFUL AND FINELY CARVED VICTORIAN 9 CARAT GOLD AND SHELL CAMEO, DEPICTING EOS AND NYX WHO ARE THE GODDESS'S OF NIGHT AND DAY IN GREEK MYTHOLOGY. IT IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION WITH NO DAMAGE OR REPAIRS, NO CRACKS ON THE CAMEO, AND JUST A VERY SMALL NATURAL HAIRLINE STRESS MARK WHICH IS NOT UNCOMMON ON THESE SHELL CAMEOS, AND ONLY MENTIONING FOR ACCURACY. THESE CAMEOS WERE USUALLY CARVED IN ITALY AND THEN BROUGHT INTO THE U.K. TO BE FRAMED. THE DETAIL ON THIS ONE IS QUITE LOVELY AND FINE AND IT IS BEAUTIFULLY CARVED. EOS, WHO IS THE GODDESS OF THE DAY OR OF DAWN, IS LOOKING UP TOWARDS THE SKY TO GREED THE NEW DAY, HAVING HER HAIR TIED UP WITH A RIBBON AND DIADEM AND FLOWERS ON THE TOP OF HER HEAD, AND NYX THE GODDESS OF NIGHT IN THE BACKGROUND, WITH HER HEAD TILTED DOWN WITH EYES SHUT AND SHE HAS A VEIL AROUND HER HEAD. THERE IS ALSO A CRESCENT MOON AND STARS ABOVE HER. SHE WAS ALSO ONE OF THE FIRST CREATED GODS AND WAS ALSO RESPECTED AND FEARED BY ZEUS..AS MYTH HAS IT! AT THE VERY FOREGROUND THERE IS A BIRD OF PRAY THAT LOOKS LIKE AN EAGLE AND WITH ITS WINGS FULLY STRETCHED, AND IF I RECALL RIGHTLY, I THINK THIS MIGHT BE ZEUS IN METAMORPHIC FORM AND GUARDING THE TWO, BUT NOT EXACTLY SURE. THE EAGLE IS RESTING ON WHAT LOOKS LIKE CLOUDS OF SOME SORT. MOST TIMES ON THIS THEMED CAMEO, THE BIRD IS A DOVE, SO UNUSUAL I THINK TO HAVE AN EAGLE OR BIRD OF PRAY, AND THAT IS WHAT MAKES ME BELIEVE THAT IT COULD BE ZEUS, BUT AGAIN NOT EXACTLY SURE. THE FRAME AND BEZEL HAVE BEEN TESTED BY A JEWELLER FRIEND AND ARE AT LEAST 9 CARAT GOLD AND THERE IS A SAFETY CHAIN AND PIN WITH IT WHICH IS NOT GOLD BUT GOLD IN COLOR, AND IT IS ATTACHED TO A RING AT THE TOP, AND ALSO A C AND T CLASP WHICH IS NOT GOLD. SO IT COULD BE WORN AS A BROOCH OR A PENDANT. YOU SEE A LOT OF CAMEOS ON THE NET, BUT MOSTLY THEY ARE NOT ANTIQUE AND THEY ARE VERY CRUDELY DONE AND CHEAP LOOKING, BUT THIS IS A REALLY LOVELY ANTIQUE ONE, FINELY CARVED WITH VERY GOOD DETAIL,FROM THE FLOWERS AND HAIR ON THE HEAD TO THE FEATHERS ON THE EAGLES WINGS. PLEASE VIEW ALL MY PICTURES. I WOULD DATE THIS TO ABOUT 1880, BUT LOOKING AT A COUPLE OF OTHER FINE ONES, IT COULD BE SLIGHTLY EARLIER. A WONDERFUL QUALITY CAMEO BEAUTIFULLY CARVED WITH GREAT DETAIL AND A FAMOUS AND SOUGHT AFTER THEME, AND IT IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION. be selling some very rare and interesting i tems in the weeks to come, including silver items by famous makers such as Nathaniel Mills Sampson Mordan Samuel Pemberton George Unite etc...also gold items, gold vestas and pocket watches, Victorian and Edwardian jewellery, Georgian silver,rare provincial silverand many moreother lovely items that I have collected over the last 20years or so, so add me to your saved sellers list to keep track of any new listings.
UPON WINNING YOUR offer YOU MUST MAKE PAYMENTS WITHIN3 DAYS. I ACCEPT PAYPAL, CHEQUE OR BANKERS DRAFT.BUYER TO PAY ALL POSTAGE COSTSAND ITEMS WILL BE SHIPPED NO LATER THAN3 DAYS UPON CLEARANCE OF PAYMENT. OVERSEAS BUYERS PLEASECONTACT ME FOR POSTAGE COSTS. I HAVE 100% POSITIVE response SO offer WITH CONFIDENCE!
DOMESTIC POSTAGE DELIVERY TO THE U.K. FOR ITEMS OVER £40.00, WILL BE MADE BY ROYAL MAIL NEXT DAY SPECIAL DELIVERY, WHICH INCLUDES INSURANCE.(IUSUALLY DISCOUNT FOR SPECIAL DELIVERY BY ONE OR TWO POUNDS).UNDER £40.00 WILL BE FIRST CLASS OR RECORDED WHICH ALSO COVERS INSURANCE FOR THIS AMOUNT, AND SAVES POSTAGE FOR WINNING buyers. I WILL ALSO COMBINE POSTAGE COSTSFOR TWO OR MORE PURCHASES AS TO SAVE BUYER ON SHIPPING COSTS.
I describe all my items accurately,my images are veryclear good quality close-ups, and are of the actual items you are offerding on. I also pack the items very well soas to make sure there are no damages in transit. Also,do bare in mind that most of the items that I will be listing are antique, or at the very least have some age to them, so it goes without saying that theremight be some withsigns of wear to them,to a small degree, like lightsurface scratches. Any questions or queries about an item, dont hesitate to contact me throughthe "ask seller a question" tab. Thanks for your interestand good luck with your offers!
On 13-Mar-13 at 21:34:19 GMT, seller added the following information:
On 16-Mar-13 at 15:54:51 GMT, seller added the following information:
My apologies but i forgot to include the measurements. It is 5.5 centimeters or 2 and 1/8 of an inch high from frame to frame, 4.5 centimeters or 1 and 3/4 inch for actual carved shell. Width is 4.5 centimeters (1 6/8 of an inch) including frame and 3.5 centimeters (1 3/8 of an inch) excluding. The thickness of it at the thickest highest relief point, which is where the eagle is, is 1 centimeter (3/8 of an inch). It weighs 11.9 grams.
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Gorgeous Fine Victorian 9ct Carat Gold Italian Carved Shell Cameo Eos Nyx C1880 : $280