Five cameos, two intaglios and a mourning pendant
Lot 114
Five cameos, two intaglios and a mourning pendant
Sold for £2,880 (US$ 4,474) inc. premium

Lot Details
Five cameos, two intaglios and a mourning pendant
1st: the 16th century cameo pendant with a amber oval plaque carved to depict the bust of a negro in a corselet, three-quaters to front, his face framed by a thick coiffure, within a foliate enamel border and articulated suspensory loop, further enamel decoration to the reverse, 2nd: the 18th century oval agate plaque carved to depict lovers in a rural scene, the man inscribing the name of his beloved, reclining semi-naked across his knee, on the trunk of a tree, 3rd: an 18th century oval wood plaque with applied ivory scene depicting Venus handing a winged baby Cupid an arrow for his bow, within a polished frame, 4th: a 16th-17th century oval agate plaque carved to depict the bust of Venus in profile to right, draped with her right breast exposed, within a black and white enamel openwork border, 5th: two late 18th century shell cameo brooches, each oval plaque carved to depict a winged boy Cupid, riding a chariot drawn by a goat and a lion, 6th: a pair of glass intaglios, one depicts a male figure seated to right, possilbe Zeus; the other a marine animal, possibly Roman 7th: a late 17th century circular mourning pendant, circa 1670, the central glazed compartment within a faceted cornelian surround, to a gold border, the reversed engraved with the letters EK, length 1st: 3.7cm., 2nd: 2.5cm., 3rd: 3.2cm., 4th: 2.3cm., 5th: 1.9cm. and 2.1cm., 7th: 3.2cm. (8) (partially illustrated)

Footnotes

  • With grateful thanks to Gertrud Seidmann FSA for her help in researching these cameos and intaglios.
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