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    Sale 5891

    Jewels at South Kensington

    14 May 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 53

    Four 19th century gold-mounted cameo brooches and a hardstone cameo brooch

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    Four 19th century gold-mounted cameo brooches and a hardstone cameo brooch
    Comprising: one depicting Bertice Cenci (1577-1599) after a portrait by Guido Reni (1575-1642) in gold mount with scroll shoulders; one depicting the Madonna in profile to the right in gold mount with chased and engraved foliate decoration; one depicting the bust of Hera, in profile to the left, the gold mount with turquoise and wire and beadwork decoration; one depicting Hebe and Ganymede, in gilt mount; the last an oval agate cameo depicting a classical female bust in profile to the right, the gold mount with scalloped border (5)


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