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    Allegory of the Night Cameo (c. 1840/1850) - Italy. The goddess Selene is depicted with her main attributes, the poppies in her hair and the owl holding poppies. The moon and stars are two other attributes of Selene.

  • Carma

    Antique Cameos: old victorian, shell, coral and hardstone cameos, vintage jewellery

  • Phoebe & Rosie

    Cameo ca. 1840 -50

  • AngelGrace on Etsy

    Spectacular antique cameo ca. 1840/50. Allegory of the Night. This is incredible.

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Top: Cameo 7 1/2" bracelet in Cornelian Sardonyx 18k, circa 1840/1850, Italy. Bottom: Cameo Brooch in Sardonyx Shell, 18k gold, 2 3/8"x2", circa 1840.1850, Italy. Go to link for detailed photos.

Cameo ca. 1860. Allegory of the Night. Love the owl and the tear-drop shape, not round or oval.

"Marie Antoinette, Queen of France" Cornelian Shell Cameo and Seed Pearls in Sterling Silver, Italy c. 1840-1850

Cameo of Sardonyx Shell, 15K setting. Circa 1860 Italy. Hebe is the goddess of youth (Roman equivalent: Juventas). She is the daughter of Zeus and Hera. Hebe was the cupbearer for the gods and goddesses of Mount Olympus, serving their nectar and ambrosia, until she was married to Herakles (Roman equivalent: Hercules); her successor was the young Trojan prince Ganymede. Another title of hers, for this reason, is "Ganymeda." Hebe comes from a Greek word meaning "youth" or "prime of life".

Antique Cameos: old victorian, shell, coral and hardstone cameos, vintage jewellery

Nyx, goddess of Night, was a feared goddess and mother of many powerful forces, including Sleep and Death. Nyx is veiled as the night, eyes closed in slumber and crowned with a wreath of sleep-inducing opium poppies. She sleeps atop the moon and her owl companion holds branches of poppies in his talons

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Shell cameo of Andrew Jackson by George W Jamison in a gold setting ca.1835

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A Magnificent Carved Shell Cameo Depicting A Pastoral-Orchard Scene With A Man On Ladder Handing Fruit Or Nuts To A Woman With Open Apron With A Child And Dog Looking On And A Donkey In The Background - Italian c.1830