Stunning Victorian 9ct Carat Gold Finely Carved Italian Shell Cameo Of Nyx C1880 For Sale
FOR sale TODAY I AM PLEASED TO OFFER THIS STUNNING VICTORIAN 9 CARAT GOLD AND FINELY CARVED ITALIAN SHELL CAMEO, DEPICTING NYX THE GODDESS OF THE NIGHT IN GREEK MYTHOLOGY AND QUITE A RARE SUBJECT MATTER AS A CAMEO, AS SHE IS USUALLY WITH THE GODDESS OF THE DAY EOS. IT IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION WITH NO DAMAGE OR REPAIRS, NO CRACKS ON THE CAMEO, AND JUST A COUPLE OF VERY SMALL NATURAL HAIRLINE STRESS MARKS WHICH YOU CAN JUST SEE, AND IS NOT UNCOMMON ON 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 THE GODESS NYX IS REALLY STUNNING AND FINE AND IT IS BEAUTIFULLY CARVED AND EXECUTED WITH SOFT FEATURES ON A BEAUTIFUL CLASSICAL FACE. NYX IS THE GODDESS OF NIGHT WITH HER HEAD TILTED DOWN AND HER EYES SHUT, SHE HAS THE VEIL OF NIGHT AROUND HER HEAD ON THE LEFT SIDE, WHICH HAS CLOSED POPPY FLOWER HEADS ATTACHED ON IT AND CARVED IN HIGH RELIEF AND A TWO-TONE COLOR. HER FACE, NECK AND MOST OF THE VEIL, ARE JUST IN THE ONE WHITE COLOR. THE VEIL CONTINUES TO THE RIGHT OF HER FACE BUT IS LESS PROMINENT. ALSO ASSOCIATED WITH NYX, THERE IS A CRESCENT MOON AND A STAR ON THE LEFT SIDE OF HER HEAD, AND ONTHE FOREGROUND AN OPEN WINGED OWL WITH TWO-TONE BODY AND FINELY CARVED WINGS WITH FEATHERS SHOWING, AND PERCHED OR HOLDING ON ITS CLAWS, A GROUP OF THREE POPPY STEMS WITH FLOWER HEADS, AND OF COURSE ALL THESE VARIOUS DIFFERENT THINGS SYMBOLIZE THE NIGHT. SHE WAS ALSO ONE OF THE FIRST CREATED GODS OR "PROTOGENOS", AND WAS A FIGURE OF EXCEPTIONAL POWER AND BEAUTY AND WAS EVEN FEARED AND RESPECTED BY ZEUS. THE BEZEL AROUND THE CAMEO HAS BEEN TESTED BY A JEWELLER AND IT IS AT LEAST 9 CARAT GOLD, AND EVEN THE C AND T CLASP AND THE PIN ARE GOLD TOO. IT MEASURES 4.5 CENTIMETERS HIGH (1.3/4 INCH), BY 3.5 CENTIMETERS WIDE (1.3/8 INCH). IT WEIGHS 8.7 GRAMS. YOU SEE A LOT OF CAMEOS ON THE NET, BUT MOSTLY THEY ARE NOT ANTIQUE AND THEY ARE VERY CRUDELY AND CHEAPLY DONE. THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL ANTIQUE ONE, FINELY CARVED WITH VERY GOOD HIGH RELIEF TWO-TONE DETAIL ON IT. PLEASE VIEW ALL MY PICTURES. THIS WOULD DATE TO AROUND 1870-1880. A BEAUTIFUL QUALITY AND FINELY CARVED CAMEO WITH GREAT DETAIL, A RARE SUBJECT MATTER AND 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.
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