• 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 55

    FOUR GLASS PSEUDO-SULPHIDE JEWELRY ITEMS

    19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    FOUR GLASS PSEUDO-SULPHIDE JEWELRY ITEMS
    19th century
    All after the Antique, including: an Apsley Pellatt sulphide portrait of Homer set in a later silver-gilt ring; a pseudo-sulphide after the Capotolini Dying Gaul, inscribed in Greek below, set in a gold ring; a pseudo-sulphide depicting three classically draped figures, set in a silver-gilt brooch, with attached chain and pin; and a silver-gilt and gold mounted pendant set with a pseudo-sulphide of a classical scene marked BURCH, the reverse with a plait of hair
    1 3/8 in. (3.4 cm.) wide, the pendant (4)


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    Edward Burch (1730-1815) was a master gem-engraver, wax modeler and medalist recorded working for James Tassie. Nathaniel Marchant was his student.

    Literature

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


    Exhibited

    P. Jokelson and D. Tarshis, Cameo Incrustation: The Great Sulphide Show, The Corning Museum of Glass, New York, 1988, p. 10, no. 10 (the first) and, p. 12, no. 18 (the last).
    D. Tarshis, Objects of Fantasy: Glass Inclusions of the Nineteenth Century, The Corning Museum of Glass, New York, 2001, p. 137, no. 76 (the first).