19 November 2009,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 1,188
GBP 500 - GBP 700
A group of mounted and unmounted hardstone cameos and intaglios
Comprising: a Roman oval intaglio depicting a running dog in silver ring mount, possibly 2nd-3rd century A.D.; an oval cornelian intaglio depicting the figure of Medusa; a 19th century hardstone cameo depicting a female head possibly Venus; a Roman jasper intaglio of a running hare in gold ring mount; two Near Eastern, possibly Sassanian, intaglio seals; a 19th century oval lava cameo of a bearded man; two stickpins; a 19th century Etruscan style cross pendant; and a cameo ring (11)
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Please note that the items in this lot were acquired before 2000
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