• 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 59

    THREE PORTRAIT CAMEO ITEMS

    19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    THREE PORTRAIT CAMEO ITEMS
    19TH CENTURY
    Including: an English gold and pearl mounted blue glass brooch set with a gilded profile of Frederick the Great, to dexter, circa 1820; a canted rectangular agate brooch with a cameo profile of a man to dexter; and an English papier-mâché snuff-box set with a half-length portrait of Frederick Wilhelm III, possibly Allen & Moore, circa 1854
    3 in. (7.4 cm.) diameter, the box (3)


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    Exhibited

    P. Jokelson and D. Tarshis, Cameo Incrustation: The Great Sulphide Show, The Corning Museum of Glass, New York, 1988, p. 12, no. 19 (Frederick the Great).