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18K Victorian Mythological Shell Cameo

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50-1-10425

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ABOUT THIS BROOCH

Measuring 2 7/8 by 2 1/2 inches, this striking cameo depicts Nyx, goddess of the Night, artfully captured in mid-flight carrying precious cargo, whilst followed and protected by a vigilant owl. Superbly hand carved in shell and magnificently framed in rich 18K repousse. Rare and ravishing Victoriana - circa 1875.

Details

Materials:
18 Karat Yellow Gold
Length:
2 7/8 Inch
Width:
2 1/2 Inch
Height:
3/8 Inch
Gram Weight:
25.6 Grams
Period:
Victorian

About Victorian Jewelry

The eclectic Victorians didn’t limit themselves when it came to motifs and themes—if it struck their fancy, they turned it into jewelry. Sweet and sentimental with a distinct romantic streak, Victorian gems expanded upon their Georgian predecessors. The array of styles that blossomed (sometimes quite literally) during this era endure to this day.

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