Antique Victorian Carved Shell Dionysus Cameo Brooch Circa 1880

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This beautiful large antique Victorian hand carved cameo brooch was made Circa 1880.The cameo has been hand carved from a bullmouth shell and depicts the Greek God of Wine - Dionysus with a young female - possibly his wife, Ariadne.

Dionysus was the great Olympian god of wine, vegetation, pleasure and festivity.He was depicted as either an older bearded god, or as a pretty, effeminate long haired youth as in this cameo.
The ornately decorated Base Metal frame is engraved around the cameo shell. It is a wonderful find and has a safety chain for added security when worn.

Weighs: 19.3 grams.
The dimensions are: 51mm across and 61mm down - that's 2 inches by under 2 1/2 inches.
ITEM NUMBER - 2564ES
ANTIQUE VICTORIAN CARVED SHELL DIONYSUS CAMEO BROOCH CIRCA 1880
ANTIQUE VICTORIAN CARVED SHELL DIONYSUS CAMEO BROOCH CIRCA 1880
ANTIQUE VICTORIAN CARVED SHELL DIONYSUS CAMEO BROOCH CIRCA 1880
ANTIQUE VICTORIAN CARVED SHELL DIONYSUS CAMEO BROOCH CIRCA 1880
ANTIQUE VICTORIAN CARVED SHELL DIONYSUS CAMEO BROOCH CIRCA 1880
ANTIQUE VICTORIAN CARVED SHELL DIONYSUS CAMEO BROOCH CIRCA 1880
ANTIQUE VICTORIAN CARVED SHELL DIONYSUS CAMEO BROOCH CIRCA 1880
ANTIQUE VICTORIAN CARVED SHELL DIONYSUS CAMEO BROOCH CIRCA 1880
ANTIQUE VICTORIAN CARVED SHELL DIONYSUS CAMEO BROOCH CIRCA 1880
ANTIQUE VICTORIAN CARVED SHELL DIONYSUS CAMEO BROOCH CIRCA 1880
ANTIQUE VICTORIAN CARVED SHELL DIONYSUS CAMEO BROOCH CIRCA 1880
ANTIQUE VICTORIAN CARVED SHELL DIONYSUS CAMEO BROOCH CIRCA 1880
ANTIQUE VICTORIAN CARVED SHELL DIONYSUS CAMEO BROOCH CIRCA 1880
ANTIQUE VICTORIAN CARVED SHELL DIONYSUS CAMEO BROOCH CIRCA 1880
ANTIQUE VICTORIAN CARVED SHELL DIONYSUS CAMEO BROOCH CIRCA 1880
ANTIQUE VICTORIAN CARVED SHELL DIONYSUS CAMEO BROOCH CIRCA 1880

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