• 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 61

    A GILT-MOUNTED APSLEY PELLATT CUT-GLASS CIRCULAR BOX AND AN ENGLISH SULPHIDE PORTRAIT BROOCH

    CIRCA 1830-40

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A GILT-MOUNTED APSLEY PELLATT CUT-GLASS CIRCULAR BOX AND AN ENGLISH SULPHIDE PORTRAIT BROOCH
    Circa 1830-40
    The box cover centering a gold foil inclusion enameled with a view of Worcester, above strawberry diamonds; the gilt-metal and blue enamel brooch set with a profile, possibly of the physician and antiquarian William Stukeley, to sinister, the reverse with a fitted compartment enclosing a photograph, the edge with a later memorial inscription for February 6th, 1878
    3 in. (7.6 cm.) diameter, the box (2)


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    Literature

    D. Tarshis, 'Sulphides: Cameo Incrusted Jewelry', The Society of Jewelry Historians Newsletter, New York, Spring 1992, vol. 13, cover (Dr. Stukeley).


    Exhibited

    P. Jokelson and D. Tarshis, Cameo Incrustation: The Great Sulphide Show, The Corning Museum of Glass, New York, 1988, p. 10, no. 13 (Dr. Stukeley).
    D. Tarshis, Objects of Fantasy: Glass Inclusions of the Nineteenth Century, The Corning Museum of Glass, New York, 2001, p. 137, no. 76 (Dr. Stukeley).