Jewellery, Watches, Antiquities and Objects of Vertu (24 November 2020)

Date of Auction: 24th November 2020

Sold for £120

Estimate: £70 - £100

A shell cameo brooch, the oval shell cameo carved to depict a bacchante, wearing a lion pelt on her shoulder and a headdress of fruiting vines, collet set in yellow gold, length 49.5mm. £70-£100


The bacchantes were the female followers of the cult of Bacchus, the Ancient Greek god of wine, fertility and religious ecstacy.