This is an absolute beauty!
Four strand faceted natural red coral bead bracelet.
Large 18ct yellow gold openwork box tongue clasp chiseled and centered with an oval 3D high-relief natural red coral cameo, depicting a Bacchante in full face, a rare subject as cameos depicting front face figures are not so common. On the back of the cameo, it was signed by the artist.
Bacchantes were followers of Bacchus the God of wine (Dionysus is the Greek name). This one has a magnificent 3-dimensional high-relief carving that appears as a sculpture. This is a very detailed cameo, crisply carved. Her head is crowned by the famous Bacchantes symbols, bunches of grapes and grape leaves. Everything perfectly rendered. Her perfect face is more than finely carved, she's looking upwards and seems in ecstasy. Her face is very pretty and her facial features perfect like her nose straight and long, her mouth gently curved as she's smiling. Look at the magnificent pictures which are able to catch this subject in all of its beauty. This subject is really amazing. I rarely have seen a so pretty Bacchante carved in front face. This is an absolute beauty, a perfect cameo carved with so much skill by a true artist. This is a rare subject masterly executed, another Museum Quality cameo.
Gold safety chain. 19th century French work. French 18K gold standard mark in a form of an eagle's head in use in France from 1838.
Gross weight : 59.7 g.
1”= 2.54 cm
Bracelet length : approx. 18 cm (7.1")
Clasp dimensions : 4 x 3 cm (1.6" x 1.2").
Coral bead diameters : approx. 6.3 to 7.5mm.
Condition: excellent condition.
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