Gorgeous, large carved shell cameo brooch and pendant featuring Dionysus, also known as Bacchus, or one of the deity's followers, wreathed in grape vines.
Bacchus / Dionysus was the god of the grape harvest, wine making, and many other festive activities.
The beautifully detailed, very fine cameo is set into a 14k white gold frame and can be worn as either a brooch or a pendant.
I was able to find a catalog page c. 1920 showing near identical cameos (though the carving on this one is much finer than those pictured) to help date this piece, and I have included an image in the photo section of the listing.
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2" x 1.5" x .5"
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+++ Please read +++
This item is not new, and as such, it has wear commensurate with age. As with all older vintage and antique items, please handle with care.
All items are sold as-is, and I do my best to point out all condition issues and provide a detailed description and photographs.
Unless specified, items have not been cleaned.
I do not accept returns or offer refunds. Please see all photos, read the entire description, and ask any questions before purchasing.