A Victorian cameo brooch. Consisting of a 15 ct gold twisted-corded wire design frame set with a shell cameo depicting a bacchante ( a female follower of Bacchus 'God of Wine ' ). Attached safety chain. Circa 1865. Measurements, north to south 1 7/8" ( 4.6 cm ), west to east, just over 1 1/2" ( 3.8 cm ). Condition, Very good, the gold has been acid tested as 15 ct gold.
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