An exquisite very large antique carved cameo of Bacchante set into a custom-made 10ct rose gold brooch setting that is engraved in a pretty floral pattern. One of the finest examples of cameo jewellery we have ever seen, breathtaking, museum quality and heirloom worthy!
This stunning cameo is master-carved with incredible attention to detail and perfect use of the natural colour shading within the shell. Her hair, feather headdress, necklace, earrings and flower motifs are just beautiful and the shadowing around her eye and piercing iris are eerily life-like.
She remains in beautiful condition with nary a blemish and the carving is still as crisp and fresh as the day it was created. The pin back in perfect working order. She can be converted into a pendant very easily and at minimal cost.
MATERIALS: 10-carat rose gold
MEASUREMENTS: 2-3/4" high (7cm), 2-1/4" wide (5.8cm) with a depth of 13.6mm
HALLMARKS: Stamped '10K' on locking clasp
WEIGHT: 23.5 grams
CONDITION: in superb condition!
DATE: circa 1900, Victorian/Edwardian