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    Sale 5384

    Vintage & Modern Jewels at South Kensington

    11 November 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 185

    An early 19th century gold, hardstone and glass intaglio necklace

    Price Realised  

    An early 19th century gold, hardstone and glass intaglio necklace
    Modified from a bracelet, composed of a central three colour gold chased foliate panel set with four intaglios, including a cornelian example depicting Zeus and Nike, possibly Roman, a foiled brown zircon centre, and turquoise four stone decoration, to six matching graduated panels each mounted with two intaglios mainly 18th or 19th century including a nicolo example depicting a lion, one of chloromelanite depicting Venus Victrix, a plasma depicting Jupiter Serapis and a jasper example depicting the head of Socrates, possibly Roman, to an early 19th century oval intaglio depicting triple male profiles, each panel with two tier chain-link connections, the panels circa 1820, approximately 41.0 cm. long


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