Victorian carved coral brooch and matching earrings featuring the face of Bacchus, framed with grapes and leaves with birds on either side of the brooch. Bacchus is the god of wine, song and fertility. Both the brooch and earrings have urn and grape dangles, while the brooch carved dangles are larger and include leaves. All findings are tested 14kt gold. The earrings are lever back style and were likely modified from an older screw back. The brooch has a working c-clasp. The earrings do not match perfectly as shown in the photos. The urns are different at the tip and the handles. The faces are also similar but are sized slightly off. This in no way detracts from the beauty of this set of finely carved coral. Circa mid 1800's. The coral is Neapolitan and came from the waters off the coast of Naples. The coral is tomato red. The brooch weighs 22.6 grams and is 3 1/4" long from top of coral to the tip of the urn. The urn has been repaired but is not noticeable and is seen in the photos. The top of the carved brooch is 1 5/8" x 1 3/4". The urn is 1 5/8" long and the grapes and leaf drops are 1 1/4" long. The earrings weigh 7.2 grams. The earrings are 2 3/8" long from the top of wire to bottom of urn. The earring carved coral faces each measure 16mm x 8mm and 16mm x 10mm. The urns are 23mm long and 24mm long. The carving is ornate with great detail. The fine work of a master carver. This set has it all. Carved birds, beautiful faces, grapes, leaves and urns. The earrings are very desirable and together with the brooch make this a wonder to love and appreciate.
Item ID: CCBE-1
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