SOLD - Victorian, Whitby Jet High Relief, Bacchante Portrait Cameo Brooch
A fantastic Whitby jet cameo brooch featuring a high relief profile portrait of a Bacchante adorned with grapes and vines flowing through her hair. Bacchantes were devoted followers of the Greek Gold Bacchus (also known as Dionysus). Bacchus was the God of wine, pleasure and festivity. The ram's head is also symbol of Bacchus.
Whitby Jet is the fossilised remains of a tree (similar to the monkey puzzle tree) sourced from the English town of Whitby in North Yorkshire.
This quality cameo brooch is in very good antique condition, it has a strong t-bar and C-clasp fitting verso.
Measurements: 42 x 50mm
Weight: 15 grams
Condition: Very Good
Date: Victorian (1837 to 1901)
Product code: BR159
Please note that images have been enlarged to show detail. All measurements are listed in the description. All items are Antique, Vintage and/or Pre-owned and will naturally have signs of wear & tear commensurate with age. Antique boxes are for display purposes only unless otherwise stated the item will be sent in a Leatherette & Velvet box.
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