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Antique Victorian Vulcanite Bacchante brooch

Antique Victorian Vulcanite Bacchante brooch

Regular price £249.00 GBP
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A beautiful antique Victorian Vulcanite cameo brooch.

It is a very finely designed brooch in high relief featuring the bust of a Bacchante.

Bacchante were considered to be the female followers of the Roman god of wine Bacchus.

This is a highly detailed piece featuring the maiden amongst grapes and vines with a ram to the lower corner.

Crafted from vulcanite, a compound discovered by Charles Goodyear in c1939 by mixing sulphur with rubber to form a hardened substance, commonly used in the Victorian era as a Whitby Jet substitute but highly collectable now in its own right.

The brooch has a brass C type clasp and pin fastener which is screwed into the back.

Condition:
Good used condition overall with signs of age and use, some small nibbles.

Approx measurements:
2" length including bale
1.72" width

15.87 grams weight

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