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Antique & Vintage Cameos

ANTIQUE VICTORIAN 15K GOLD FINELY CARVED SHELL BACCHANTE CAMEO BROOCH c1870

1,450.00

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.

DEFECTS: None.

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.

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