Description & Technical information

Slightly rounded corners, the gold panels chased and engraved with foliate scroll patterns on a sable ground, the cover inset with an oval white-on-brown agate carved to depict a seated Bacchus pouring juice from grapes held high into a bowl, Cupid drinking from it at the same time, a tree with vines to the left, Cupid's arrow and quiver leaning on the trunk, Bacchus with an upturned flagon at his feet and sat upon a lion's skin, the cover panel also inset with six flowerhead rosettes, and bordered by a blue enamel line, St Petersburg town mark, assaymaster mark for Alexander Yashinov, and another mark, rubbed and indiscernible.
Length 9.3cm / 3 5/8''
Width 6.9cm / 2½''
Depth including cameo 2.3cm / 7/8''
Cameo length 6cm / 2 3/8''
Weight: 194g

Date:  c.1825
Period:  19th century
Origin:  St. Petersburg
Medium: gold
Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.9 x 2.3 cm (3⁵/₈ x 2³/₄ x 0⁷/₈ inches)
Categories: Jewellery