Antique Cameo Brooch Pin 15ct Gold. Fabulous example of an antique cameo brooch pin set in 15ct gold. The cameo depicts an allegory of the Dawn and Night beautifully carved in fine detail and would have been bought during the Grand Tour as a reminder of Italy. In the back ground of the cameo we see the Goddess of the Night, Selene, also known as Goddess Nyx. Looking serene with her head tilted forward and her eyes closed, she depicts sleep.
Her head is shrounded in a veil, a crown of opium poppies weaved into her hair. Above her is a small crescent moon, representing rebirth. The Goddess of the Dawn, Eos, is depicted awake, alert and bright as she welcomes the new day. She too is beautifully carved with a garland of roses in her hair.In the forefront we see the eagle, the companion of Eos, wings outstretched as it grasps a torch, the symbol of light, in its claws. The gold rub over & bar setting is unmarked & tests as 15ct gold. There is a'C' clasp to secure the pin, which fits well. There is a gold safety chain and pin attached to a small loop at the top of the cameo for additional security when being worn.
Comes with its own antique box as pictured'HB Wright, 23 George Street, Hastings. The item "Antique Cameo Brooch Pin 15ct Allegory of The Dawn & Night" is in sale since Saturday, March 21, 2020. This item is in the category "Jewellery & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewellery\Vintage Fine Jewellery\Victorian (1837-1901)". The seller is "heriot_j" and is located in Heriot.This item can be shipped to all countries in Europe, United States, Canada, Australia.