French 18K Hardstone Cameo Brooch of Bacchante


Once the possession of a wealthy wanderer, this exceptional agate cameo dates to 1870 - 1880's - during the Grand Tour. The cameo depicts a Bacchante maiden in profile, framed in lustrous pearls. 

Weight: 57.2 grams

Measurements: 2 1/4" x 1 7/8" wide

Markings: French eagle's head hallmark indicating 18k, maker's mark A R

Notes: There is a tight hairline that can be seen when backlit. Located along the edge starting parallel to her nose and ending at the ringlet. Please see photos.