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Jacquelyn Babush, Decatur GA   

BEST QUALITY Large Victorian Shell Cameo Earrings of Bacchus in 14k Gold, c.1860!BEST QUALITY Large Victorian Shell Cameo Earrings of Bacchus in 14k Gold, c.1860!BEST QUALITY Large Victorian Shell Cameo Earrings of Bacchus in 14k Gold, c.1860!BEST QUALITY Large Victorian Shell Cameo Earrings of Bacchus in 14k Gold, c.1860!

Dating to c.1855-1865, these magnificent cameo earrings of Bacchus are head-and-shoulders above most Victorian cameo jewels in both quality and wearability!

Measuring a perfectly-proportioned 7/8" long x 3/4" wide, each of these beautiful earrings feature a hand-carved shell cameo of Bacchus, the Roman God of wine and revelry, in the finest detail! Bacchus is depicted as a beautiful youth with a garland of grapes and grape leaves in his flowing hair. He holds his be-ribboned thrysus over one shoulder, and wears a chiton clasped with a ram's head motif jewel! His face is also carved in the finest detail! Moreover, one portrait faces left, the other, right, one another so as to perfectly frame the wearer's face; this is another sign of the finest workmanship!

Each cameo is set in a rubbed-over frame of 14k gold which protects both the front and back of the shell cameos. Best of all, thee jewels have made it into the 21st-century in fresh-as-a-daisy condition, without cracks, damage, or even age lines; these earrings were obviously treasured over many generations! Perhaps best of all, the museum-quality of the carvings and simple Roman-style gold settings have transcended the whims of Victorian fashion; these earrings will always be a classic!

Weighing in at 4.86 grams for the pair, these gorgeous Bacchus-motif jewels are oh-so-comfortable on the ear, and look splendid worn with anything from blue jeans to a cocktail dress! If you collect the BEST in Victorian cameo jewelry, these earrings will make a prized addition to your collection! They would also make a fantastic gift for any lady fond of the absolute best in antique cameo jewelry, and will be shipped in a gift box. Do not miss these gorgeous cameo gods; up 45-day layaway is available, and USPS Priority mail shipping is FREE!

Item ID: 2910


Gender: Female, Age Group: Adult, Color: shell cameo/gold, Size: 7/8" x 3/4"

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Aesthetic Engineering Fine Jewels and Antiques


Jacquelyn Babush
Decatur
GA
  

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