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REF 8345   Thorvaldsen's Eros

Bull's Mouth shell cameo in a nine carat gold channel-set mount, circa 1840. The subject is rare in cameo - Eros rides on a dolphin, having seized Poseidon's trident, as a symbol of Love, Ruler of Seas and Oceans. The subject is after a Thorvaldsen bas-relief entitled  'The Four Elements' [1828].
 
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