Victorian 9ct Gold Shell Cameo Depicting a Bacchante c1900. A stunning Victorian 9ct Gold Natural Shell Cameo depicting a Bacchante (a follower of Bacchus the God of Wine). The fine Cameo is set in a 9ct Gold Brooch Mount with plaited rope twist decoration around the edge. (please see the detailed close-up photographs provided, which form an integral part of the item's description).
This wonderful Antique Cameo is finely carved and depicts a Bacchante with Vine Leaves & Grapes in her hair. The carving is crisp & clean and her lovely face is beautifully defined, as are the finest details of each Vine Leaf & Grape. Her nose is typically Greek in the classical style and her mouth is full & sensual - this subject matter was a very popular one with Victorians. As shown, this very fine quality Cameo Brooch is stamped'9ct' near the hinge (please see photographs) confirming that it is made from solid 9ct Gold i. E it is not gold plated.
As can be seen in the photographs overall the Brooch is in great condition with no splits, chips or damage and only very light wear commensurate with age. This superb Antique Cameo Brooch has the following dimensions: it is approx' 2.7cms long & approx' 1.9cms wide & it weighs: 4.5 grams.In summary, this is a stunning. Victorian 9ct Gold Cameo depicting a Bacchante - it is quite simply sublime. Any Questions Please Don't Hesitate to Ask. Examples of the finest quality Victorian & Edwardian Antique Jewellery. The item "Fine Antique Victorian 9ct Gold Shell Cameo Brooch Depicting a Bacchante c1900" is in sale since Saturday, September 21, 2019. This item is in the category "Jewellery & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewellery\Vintage Fine Jewellery\Victorian (1837-1901)". The seller is "lillybumblebeevictorianjewels" and is located in Hamilton. This item can be shipped worldwide.