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    Sale 5379

    Vintage & Modern Jewellery at South Kensington

    13 May 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 26

    A 19th century gold and shell cameo brooch

    Price Realised  


    A 19th century gold and shell cameo brooch
    The oval cameo carved to depict the winged figure of Nyx (Night) bearing her two sleeping children, the gold mount with wire work decoration, circa 1870

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    Post Lot Text

    The composition of this cameo is taken from a marble relief by Berte Thorvaldsen executed in 1815 and was a popular subject for cameos during the 19th century