A pair of nicely carved antique shell cameo plaques probably from an earlier necklace and from the shell cameo carving area around Naples, where these shells are fished for, remounted as drop earrings, with the screw fittings with rosette motifs bearing traces of French assay marks for 18ct. The subject is Night or Sleep, the draped figure bearing an owl in one hand and a torch in the other.
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N.Bloom & Son was established by my maternal grandfather in 1912. I have run the business since 1971. I specialise in high-quality old jewellery, mostly late 19th and 20th century, of interesting and unusual design. After having a succession of shops in the West End over forty years, and having a achieved a high reputation and profile with the public, I decided to close my last shop in 2005, and now I trade solely over the internet, or by person-to-person contact with clients. I can be contacted by telephone 020 7629 5060, or from abroad 0044 20 7629 5060 or by email as below. Prices ncludes insured free-of-charge UK/Europe posting for any item, or free-of-charge sending by FedEx world-wide for any item over £500’
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