Victorian Ivory Bacchante Bracelet
 
 
  • Material: Ivory.
  • Size: Bracelet Width 1" - Cameo Size 1 6/8" by 1 3/8". Bracelet fits any arm, it is adjustable.
  • Date and Origin: Circa 1870 France.
  • Conditions: A few tiniest pieces from the ivory sticks lost. See pictures. Not noticeable by naked eye. Cameo is perfect.
Museum Quality cameo bracelet depicting a Bacchante. They were followers of Bacchus the God of wine (Dionysus is the Greek name). Bunches of grapes and wine leaves in her hair.   The carver used the ivory to evidence her face, the wine leaves and the grapes and the necklaces. This subject really  jumps out from its base, everything is so realistic, the leaves and the bunch of grapes appear just to be put like a cascade on her hair, this cameo seems just like a sculpture.  This is another masterly carved cameo. A very desirable collectors piece, rare and museum quality cameo.