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    Sale 1209

    Collection Yves Saint Laurent et Pierre Bergé

    23 - 25 February 2009, Paris

  • Lot 451

    CAMEE OVALE EN AGATE SCULPTEE REPRESENTANT LA TETE DE MEDUSE

    XIXEME SIECLE

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    CAMEE OVALE EN AGATE SCULPTEE REPRESENTANT LA TETE DE MEDUSE
    XIXEME SIECLE
    Ailée, des serpents sifflant dans ses cheveux et enroulés autour de son cou, de profil tournée vers la droite, dans une monture ovale en or appliquée sur un fond en jaspe, enchâssé dans un cadre associé en bronze doré décoré de fleurs et de feuillages, surmonté d'un masque en espagnolette

    Hauteur: 2.5 cm. (1 in.), Hauteur totale: 8 cm. (3¼ in.)


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    Pour un exemple similaire par Luigi Isler (d. 1901), voir The Art of Gem Engraving from Alexander the Great to Napoleon III (Tokyo, 2008) no. 162, et pour un autre exemple attribué à Luigi Saulini voir E. Kris, Catalogue of Postclassical cameos in the Milton Weil Collection (Vienne, 1932) fig. 119.

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    Provenance

    Paul Wallraf, Londres.


    Post Lot Text

    A CARVED OVAL AGATE CAMEO HEAD OF MEDUSA
    19TH CENTURY
    Winged, snakes hissing in her hair and twisted around her neck, facing in profile to the right; in an oval gold mount applied to a jasper ground within an associated gilt-bronze frame decorated with flowers and leaves, surmounted by an espagnolette mask

    For a similar cameo by Luigi Isler (d.1901), see The Art of Gem Engraving from Alexander the Great to Napoleon III (Tokyo, 2008) no. 162, and another attributed to Luigi Saulini illustrated in E. Kris, Catalogue of Postclassical cameos in the Milton Weil Collection (Vienna, 1932) fig. 119.