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    Posted 7 years ago

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    Shell cameo set in original fitted case
    Circa 1830-1840

    Necklace, brooch and day-and-night earrings, cameos set in high carat gold. Cameos on necklace from left to right:

    - Omphale (queen of Lydia, lover to Hercules with the pelt of the Nemean lion on her head)
    - Eros and Psyche
    - Victory
    - Cameosleuth provided information below, so changing my information to: Sleeping Endymion, his dog warning him of the approaching goddess
    - Hercules (punished by Zeus and made slave to Omphale)

    Earrings: butterflies, symbolic of Psyche
    Brooch: Medusa

    Earrings are 3 3/8 inches long and about 1 inch at the widest. Brooch is 1 7/8 by 1 5/8. Necklace is about 18 inches.

    Largest cameo on necklace is 2 1/8 by 2 inches. Smallest cameo is 1 3/4 by 1 1/4.

    Photo of the back: dark conch shells are Bull's Mouth and the lighter ones are Horned Helmet.

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    1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      What an amazing suite of Camei!!!
    2. racer4four racer4four, 7 years ago
      I am speechless (nearly!)
    3. inky inky, 7 years ago
      My good goodness how stunningly beautiful is this!....many thanks for sharing it.....:-)
    4. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 7 years ago
      Woooooooow! Impressive!!
    5. kyratango kyratango, 7 years ago
      A full set! And cased!! And amazing quality!!!
      Wonderfull :-)
    6. kyratango kyratango, 7 years ago
      You are right Idcloisonne, this is A POST !
    7. CardinalLady, 7 years ago
      Beyond lovely set!
    8. Karenoke Karenoke, 5 years ago
      This is amazing!
    9. JImam JImam, 5 years ago
      wow - this is enchanting!
    10. cameosleuth cameosleuth, 4 years ago
      It's a sleuth strike. The cameo of the Dying Adonis is described by Raspe, in his catalogue of the Tassie impressions, as the Sleeping Endymion, his dog warning him of the approaching goddess, by Marchant, #2162. :)
    11. Bluboi Bluboi, 4 years ago
      Super! Thank you Cameosleuth!
    12. raven3766 raven3766, 3 years ago
      I'm in love!!!!
    13. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 3 years ago
      Wowwwww! I'm out of words.

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