ANTIQUE VICTORIAN 15K GOLD FINELY CARVED SHELL BACCHANTE CAMEO BROOCH c1870
A superb antique solid 15 carat gold (tests thereabouts) brooch, set with a very finely hand carved natural shell cameo, depicting a classical bacchante with expertly detailed grapes & vine leaves in her hair, the natural layers of shell being used for contrast.
Such a wonderful quality carving...immensely collectible & so wearable!
CONDITION: All original and very, very good. Slightest signs of wear commensurate with age and use.
DATE/MARKS: Around 1870. Not marked.
DIMENSIONS: 52 x 47 mm (1 inch = 25.4 mm). To give an impression of scale, the coin is 19 mm or ¾ of an inch diameter.
WEIGHT: Approx. 22.3 grams.