ANTIQUE VICTORIAN ERA 15K GOLD CARVED SHELL BACCHANTE CAMEO EARRINGS c1880
A pair of antique natural shell cameo earrings, beautifully hand carved in high relief to depict classical bacchantes, with vine leaves and grapes in their hair, set in 15 carat gold (tests thereabouts) mounts with applied vine decoration.
Beautiful, collectible & wearable too!
CONDITION: All original and very good. Slight signs of wear commensurate with age and use. Shallow denting to bezels, barely noticeable. Lower carat wires old replacements.
DATE/MARKS: Around 1870/80. Not marked.
DIMENSIONS: Faces 26 x 21 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. 6.9 grams together.