Antique Cameo Locket Necklace
European, circa 1880, made for the Russian market.
Height without bail – 30 mm (1 1/8 in.)
The locket pendant is set with a finely carved Victorian shell cameo of Greco-Roman God Dionysus (Bacchus),
represented as a handsome youth wearing a wreath of vine leaves and grapes.
The gold back cover is engraved with an anchor – a symbol of Faith and Hope in Victorian era jewelry.
The anchor is embellished with seven rose cut diamonds.
The interior is fitted with a miniature gold picture frame.
The locket is stamped with both 14K and Russian 56 zolotnik marks.
The chain is Russian made and is marked with 56 zolotnik (14 karat) standard.