• 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 56

    SEVEN GLASS SULPHIDE AND PSEUDO-SULPHIDE JEWELRY RELATED ITEMS

    FIRST HALF 19TH CENTURY, PROBABLY ENGLISH

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    SEVEN GLASS SULPHIDE AND PSEUDO-SULPHIDE JEWELRY RELATED ITEMS
    First half 19th century, probably English
    Including: three small unmounted pseudo-sulphide portrait intaglios; two gold rings with profiles of unidentified males; a silver-gilt brooch set with a sulphide profile of Arthur Wellesley, the first Duke of Wellington, to dexter; and a 9K gold ring with Wellington, to sinister, set on foil, the mount stamped H.C. & S. and with a Birmingham assay hallmark
    ¾ in. (1.9 cm.) high, the medallions (7)


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    Provenance

    Paul Jokelson Collection, New York (the medallions).


    Literature

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


    Exhibited

    P. Jokelson and D. Tarshis, Cameo Incrustation: The Great Sulphide Show, The Corning Museum of Glass, New York, 1988, p. 10, no. 11 (the Wellington ring).