Bacchante Lava Cameo Brooch in Gold Mount c18950
In the most beautiful condition, this lava cameo has lasted the generatuibs admirably. Portrait of a Bacchante, a female follower of the god of wine Bacchus (Dionysius). Grapes and grape leaves in her curled hair and a Grecian or Roman toga-like affair held around her shoulders with a little knot, causing a graceful drape to the fabric. The figure has the straight Roman nose of an early cameo, and yet her lips curl slightly up in a subtle smile. Kind of a Mona Lisa smile. This helps us date the brooch to the late Victorian era, c1890-1900 or thereabouts. Framed in an attractive, simply designed wide 10k yellow gold mount. Brass backing. 1 3/4" X 1 1/4" X 1/2" thick. Free USA shipping, handling and insurance.