ANTIQUE 9K GOLD FINELY CARVED SHELL DIONYSUS / BACCHUS CAMEO BROOCH c1880. 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. 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. Please don't forget VAT is payable on all items apart from gold coins!See below for further details. The item "ANTIQUE 9K GOLD FINELY CARVED SHELL DIONYSUS / BACCHUS CAMEO BROOCH c1880" is in sale since Monday, July 4, 2016. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Victorian, Edwardian 1837-1910\Cameos". The seller is "nalfie" and is located in Sale. This item can be shipped to United States, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Canada, Australia.