*Spritzer & Furhmann 18 kt gold pendant with Bacchus head carved in coral
Bacchus bust pendant designed by Spritzer & Furhmann.
A vintage unusual and sculptural piece from the mid century period, circa 1960's. It was crafted in 18 karats yellow gold and display the Italianate Grotesque portrait face of Bacchus, the ancient god of the wine.
The top part over the head, is decorated with grapes and leaves. The portrait is carved from a single piece of red coral with stunning skills and intricates details.
This piece have a total weight of 17.95 grams and a measures of 35 mm (1.38 inches) by 25 mm (1 inch).
Store front in 1956 Second floor, interior
Signed and tamped at the reverse with the maker's mark and assay hallmarks, "S&F K18 .750".
Dionysus, (Bacchus for the Romans), was the god of the grape-harvest, winemaking and wine, of fertility, orchards and fruit, vegetation, insanity, ritual madness, religious ecstasy, festivity and theatre in the ancient Greek culture. The iconographic theme on this sheet refer to the legend of the triumph of Dionysus, or as the Romans called him, Bacchus the god of the grape harvest, winemaking and wine, the son of Zeus and Semele. The Bacchanalia was a religious festival in honor of the wine god, Dionysus.
As a note, this piece can be used into a charm's bracelet or as a pendant. It is in perfect condition and have great look and terrific eye appeal.
INVENTORY REF: P0000MANN/.4314