Antique lava cameos gold earrings
Bacchus, the God of wine and happiness belongs to the Greek and Roman tradition and has been widely represented in sculptures, paintings and more. Here we have a lovely pair of antique earrings in lava stone and gold with an head of Bacchus perfectly carved with a realistic smile. Grapes and leaves surround the all-round head. A top quality small masterpiece of carving. Lava jewellery was a must souvenir among the Grand Tour Tourist of the 19th century in Italy. In different colours, always in classical subjects sometimes they achieved a masterpiece quality for the detailed hand-work engraving. From a private collection in Rome. 14K gold (touchstone tested). End of the 19th century. In perfect condition.