Description: Victorian very rare and unique Queen Conch cameo set in a Whitby jet frame. The very pale pink conch shell couple depicts Bachhus (Dionysus) on the left with a fennel topped scepter in his left hand and his right arm draped over a wine barrel. He seems to be bowing slightly to a woman (possibly Ariadne) seated next to him. The cameo is remarkable not only for its subject matter, a scene of two people,, but for its very high relief and intricate carving. It is unusually large and mounted in a simple, unadorned oval Whitby jet frame. Hinge clasp with simple c-closure on the back.
Size: 2 1/8" x 1 3/4" x 1/2" thick
Condition: Very good, twosmall dings to lower edge of frame and origin pin base has been reglued onto back