Adorable Regency shell Cameo Earrings circa 1810 -20 with tops and tear drops

 

The tops are engraved with little butterflies, the drops have cherubs riding chariots, one holding a wreath and one holding a torch; one with butterflies on a leash, the other with birds on a leash.

 

The butterfly represents that moment of  innocence before sexual awakening as told in the story of Cupid and Psyche

 

The earrings are about 35mm long and 13mm at their widest

 

2.6g

 

In good antique condition

 

 

 

 

Regency Cameo Cherub Earrings

£1,050.00Price