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Antique & Vintage Cameos

ANTIQUE 9K GOLD FINELY CARVED SHELL DIONYSUS / BACCHUS CAMEO BROOCH c1880

995.00

A large-scale antique natural shell cameo, finely hand carved to depict the God of Wine, Dionysus (Bacchus) in high relief profile, holding a thyrsus, with grapes and vines in his hair and wearing a lion's pelt, in a hand engraved solid 9 carat gold mount for wear as a brooch.

A high quality, eyecatching and beautiful carving - both very wearable and extremely collectable too!

 

CONDITION: All original and very, very good. Slightest signs of wear, faint natural stress lines visible to shell, see pics. Will clean up beautifully. 

DEFECTS: None.

DATE/MARKS: Around 1880. Tagged '9ct'.

DIMENSIONS: 66 x 56 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. 28.5 grams.

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