The Allegory of the Day ! Sardonyx Shell, 15k gold tested. Circa 1860, Italy. The Goddess Eos is here depicted in all of her beauty showing her symbols, rays of sun behind her head, a crown of flowers on her hair and a dove holding a flowers cornucopia.
NICOLAS-FRANÇOIS DUN (FRENCH, 1764-1832) A young lady, in black dress with fichu and black gauze upstand collar, wearing a long gold chain and pendant signed 'Dun' (lower right) on ivory oval, 2½ in. (63 mm.) high, silver frame
A Victorian opal, diamond and ruby salamander brooch, late 19th century. The sinuous body set throughout with opal cabochons, accented by old mine-cut diamonds, with ruby cabochon eyes and nose; accompanied by a fitted case by Carrington & Co., Regent St., London; mounted in silver-topped gold; length: 4 1/4in. #opalsaustralia