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    Sale 1209

    Collection Yves Saint Laurent et Pierre Bergé

    23 - 25 February 2009, Paris

  • Lot 475

    CAMEE OVALE EN ONYX SCULPTE REPRESENTANT UN BUSTE DE FEMME

    XVIEME SIECLE

    Price Realised  

    CAMEE OVALE EN ONYX SCULPTE REPRESENTANT UN BUSTE DE FEMME
    XVIEME SIECLE
    Torse nu, la coiffure élaborée ornée d'un diadème, tenant une coupe de fruits cannelée, le regard frontal, tournée légèrement vers la droite; dans une monture oblongue en or; appliquée sur un fond ovale en agate grise, enchâssé dans un cadre d'époque postérieure de forme ovale en vermeil surmonté d'un anneau de suspension
    Hauteur: 3.3 cm. (1½ in.), Hauteur totale: 12.5 cm. (5 in.)


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    On trouve des bustes similaires de femmes revêtant bijoux et habits de cour dans la plupart des musées, voir O. M. Dalton, Catalogue of the Engraved Gems of the Post Classical Periods in the British Museum (Londres, 1915) nos. 441, 443.

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    Post Lot Text

    A CARVED OVAL ONYX CAMEO BUST OF A WOMAN
    16TH CENTURY
    Bare-breasted, with elaborate coiffure and diadem, holding a fluted bowl of fruit, facing front and turned slightly to the right; in an oblong gold mount; applied to an oval grey agate ground within a later silver-gilt oval frame with suspension loop

    Similar busts of women wearing jewellery and court dress are in most museum collections. See O. M. Dalton, Catalogue of the Engraved Gems of the Post Classical Periods in the British Museum (London, 1915), nos. 441, 443.