• The Decorative Arts Sale auction at Christies

    Sale 2845

    The Decorative Arts Sale

    23 - 24 March 2010, Amsterdam

  • Lot 252

    TWO ITALIAN CAMEO SHELLS

    19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    TWO ITALIAN CAMEO SHELLS
    19TH CENTURY
    One carved with a horse-drawn carriage and a vulcano in the background, the other carved with two female portraits emblematic of Spring and Autumn
    19 cm. long (2)


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