• A Marriage of Collections: The auction at Christies

    Sale 2398

    A Marriage of Collections: The Property of Dr. Julius and Dena K. Tarshis

    21 April 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 89

    AN ANTIQUE CARNELIAN, ENAMEL AND GOLD BROOCH, BY PHILLIPS

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    AN ANTIQUE CARNELIAN, ENAMEL AND GOLD BROOCH, BY PHILLIPS
    Set with an oval-shaped carnelian intaglio, depicting Apollo pursuing Daphne, the god nude but for a billowing mantle, a lyre in his left hand, his head radiate, Daphne with her arms upraised, morphing into a tree, on a groundline, signed GNAIOC (Gnaios, a well-known Roman gem engraver whose signature was often employed in the 18th and 19th centuries), within a convex white and blue enamel and gold wirework and granulation surround, circa 1870, (with pendant hoop for suspension)
    With maker's mark for Phillips


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