The shell is finely carved with intricate detail, vine leaf crown with a garland of vines around her shoulders, the upper layer of the shell used to add colour to this wonderful carving. In Greek mythology, maenads were the female followers of Dionysus and the most significant members of the Thiasus, the god's retinue. Set into a 9ct gold mount with wirework decoration around the edge.
Original pin and C clasp on the reverse in excellent working order, loop for safety chain. Not marked tested as 9ct gold. Cameo is 2 1/4 inches x 1 3/4 inches.The item "Antique Victorian Shell Cameo 9ct Gold Brooch Pin Of A Beautiful Maenad" is in sale since Saturday, September 19, 2020. This item is in the category "Jewellery & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewellery\Vintage Fine Jewellery\Victorian (1837-1901)". The seller is "erh0000000" and is located in Bembridge, Isle of Wight. This item can be shipped worldwide.