Victorian shell cameo of Bacchus

Victorian shell cameo of Bacchus

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An attractive late-19th horned-helmet shell cameo of Bacchus, typically shown with a head-dress of vine leaves and grapes. The great centre of cameo production in the 19th century was Torre del Greco, just north of Naples. Height 2 1/8 inches: 55 mm – mount tested as 9ct. with a steel pin

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