Antique Victorian Carved Shell Cameo Dionysus Silver BroochAntique Victorian Carved Shell Cameo Dionysus Silver BroochAntique Victorian Carved Shell Cameo Dionysus Silver BroochAntique Victorian Carved Shell Cameo Dionysus Silver BroochAntique Victorian Carved Shell Cameo Dionysus Silver BroochAntique Victorian Carved Shell Cameo Dionysus Silver Brooch

A wonderful early 19th century antique ca. 1840-1850 hand carved natural shell cameo carved in relief to depict a stunning classical portrait of a beautiful Dionysus (sometimes go as Dionysos), or Bacchus, god of the vine, wine and fertility.

This is a classic back view of Dionysus out of the book, the carving is superb with fine details to depict the god wearing grapes in his long hair and holding a bunch of grapes in his right hand with good use of shell surface to give color to his robes - a popular and highly collectible cameo motif.

This handsome cameo is mounted into a very decorative silver frame with serrated edge and engraved twist decoration around the edge. The original long steel pin T hinge and silver "C" clasp are in Excellent working condition.

The cameo itself is also in GREAT condition, only a couple of very short and faint lines visible only under strong back light.

The piece is also quite LARGE, measures 2-1/4" long by 1-3/4" wide, stands 5/8" from base exclude pin back, weight a substantial 18.2g.

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ITEM ID
EAQW-A-E
ITEM SIZE
2-1/4 inches long by 1-3/4 inches wide
TYPE
Fine
MATERIAL
Silver, Shell
STYLE
Cameo, Victorian
ITEM TYPE
Antique
COLOR
Silver

Antique Victorian Carved Shell Cameo Dionysus Silver Brooch

$650

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