Jewellery masterpieces. Museum quality cameo depicting a Bacchante

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Museum quality cameo depicting a Bacchante.
Material: Pink Shell, 15 K gold tested.
Size: 2 6/32" by 1 6/8"
 Date and Origin: Circa 1840/1850 Italy, frame could be English.
Conditions: Mint. 



I've always liked good quality cameos & wear Mum's ring & earrings quite a lot but the standard is nothing like this unfortunately! The blush pink is beautiful as well.

Natalia Khon said...

I would wear something like this... Maybe I will have to make one for myself, as I cannot afford to buy a museum quality cameo :)


That's where second-hand/charity shops and pawn shops come in! They often have good quality jewellery left in for sale by families of deceased. And I do like secondhand jewellery - it's lovely to wonder about the lives of the people who have worn something before you.


I've got a really dainty Victorian engagement ring that I picked up quite reasonablly: 18ct yellow gold, 2 x .25 carat brilliamt cut diamonds and a larger centre stone of a cornflower blue sapphire. i absolutely fell in love with it when I saw it in a pawn shop window. When we broke up he got the new washing machine & I kept the ring!

Natalia Khon said...

I would go for a sapphire too :)

The only problem with the pawn shops is that you have to look through so many things to find something. I think I only tried once... It was a good shop too. I was buying silver for melting there and just looked around... just gold junk with no art value, alas. I realized I could not stand it :)

Natalie Carlson Brown said...

Wow, this is absolutely stunning! I love that it's made out of pink shell. So pretty!

Natalia Khon said...

Yes, very unique!

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