A 17th century hardstone cameo

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Lot 8
A 17th century hardstone cameo

Sold for £ 1,200 (US$ 1,639) inc. premium

Jewellery

1 Mar 2006, 11:00 GMT

London, Knightsbridge

A 17th century hardstone cameo
The oval hardstone cameo depicting a "fate" or a "fury", within a later ring mount, shank engraved `this cameo belonged to the Prince Regent Geo IV`, ring size N

Footnotes

  • By tradition, this cameo is believed to once been a gift from the Prince Regent, later George IV, to his mistress, the Marchioness Coyningham. Although the story is now difficult to prove, George IV is known to have had a fine collection of antique cameos and intaglios and the later setting suggests that the previous owner regarded it an important piece of which to be proud.
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