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    Sale 7733

    The London Sale: Jewels

    10 June 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 117

    A BELLE EPOQUE DIAMOND AND SARDONYX CAMEO PENDENT NECKLACE

    Price Realised  

    A BELLE EPOQUE DIAMOND AND SARDONYX CAMEO PENDENT NECKLACE
    The black and white agate cameo depicting 'The Reprimand of Cupid' within a circular-cut diamond surround with diamond and pearl drops and foliate surmount to the black cord neckchain with diamond clasp, pearls untested, circa 1910, pendant 7.5 cm long
    Cameo signed Santarelli


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    Giovanni Antoinio Santarelli (1758-1826) Italian gem engraver, sculptor and medallist, was employed at the mints of Milan and Parma.

    'The Reprimand of Cupid' is a common theme in Hellenistic poetry and art. Nemesis the goddess of retribution takes Cupid's arrows, torch and bow in order to punish him for his mischief

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