Bacchante
 
 
  • Material : Sardonyx Shell, 18 k gold tested.
  • Size: 1 6/8 " including the bale by 2/8".
  • Date and Origin: Circa 1870 Italy, frame is English.
  • Conditions: Mint.
Very good quality cameo brooch depicting a bacchante. Bacchantes were followers of Bacchus (or Dionysus), the God of wine. The frame is more than spectacular, flowers and intricately gold work, 18 k gold .  This is a wonderful work of art,  very detailed cameo. Rarest cameo and frame very desirable collectors' piece.