• Vintage and Modern Jewels at S auction at Christies

    Sale 5896

    Vintage and Modern Jewels at South Kensington, Including Fine Hermès Handbags

    19 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 98

    A group of twelve Roman and later intaglios and a coral cameo

    Price Realised  


    A group of twelve Roman and later intaglios and a coral cameo
    Intaglios comprise: an oval amethyst depicting a herm of a bearded male head; an oval emerald depicting the profile head of Dionysis; an oval nephrite depicting the figure of Eros; a Near Eastern amethyst cylindrical seal depicting two figures making offerings; an oval cornelian depicting conjoined masks of youth and old age; an oval cornelian of Mercury; an oval sard of a crouching wild boar; a chalcedony of a standing Hercules with club engraved with the Greek letters AP and PIA; an oval cornelian of a flaming altar; three other various intaglios; and an 18th century oval corallium coral cameo depicting a classical female head (13)

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    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that the items in this lot were acquired before 2000

    Post Lot Text

    Please note that as this lot contains a coral cameo it will be subject to US Fish and Wildlife restrictions if it is to be imported into the USA