• 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 85

    AN ANTIQUE SHELL CAMEO AND GOLD NECKLACE

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    AN ANTIQUE SHELL CAMEO AND GOLD NECKLACE
    Designed as a double-row gold link necklace, joined by a graduated series of twelve bezel-set carved shell cameos, one with a figure riding on a hippocamp; one with Eros driving a chariot pulled by two butterflies; one with Eros driving a chariot pulled by a lion and a goat; one with Eros driving a chariot pulled by two lions; one with Eros driving a chariot pulled by two horses; one with Eros driving a chariot pulled by a lion and a griffin; one with a youth driving a chariot pulled by two horses; one with Eros driving a chariot pulled by two stags, one with Eros driving a chariot pulled by two horses; one with Eros driving a chariot pulled by two goats; one with Eros driving a chariot pulled by two rams; and one with Eros driving a chariot pulled by two doves, circa 1800, 15½ ins., with maker's mark


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