Fabulous Antique Victorian 1890's Day and Night hand Carved pink conch shell Cameo features Eos Goddess of the Day and Nyx Goddess of the night, it is custom set in a solid silver (tested) frame with an antique T-C pin back.
Day and Night is perhaps one of the most desirable and sought after Victorian cameo subjects, this one is particularly nice and quite rare for its material, the soft pinkish white hue gives it a very lovely and very unique feminine touch.
It also has most of the symbols a collector looking for in this subject, on Eos side we have morning glory, who blooms in the daytime, decorating her hair; On Nyx side we have poppies, symbol of sleep and dream, adorning her hair, and a crescent moon alone with a night star suggesting the nighttime.
We also have Zeus, in the form of an eagle, presents as the God of all Gods holding the corp of plenty(or a torch), along with a small owl spreading his wings who is also the symbol of the night.
The carving is exquisite and the details are beautiful. We can see Eos is looking up for the morning while Nyx has her eyes closed ready for the night.
Condition is very good, I don't see any damage or repair.
Measures approx. 1-3/4 inches by 1-1/2 inches, the pin back is in good working order.
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