14 December 2000
A RENAISSANCE-STYLE JEWELLED AND ENAMELLED GOLD-MOUNTED CAMEO PENDANT OF ORPHEUS
The frame possibly designed by Reinhold Vasters, Aachen, circa 1870
The circular sardonyx cameo carved with the seated figure of Orpheus with his lyre on applied enamel rockwork base within diamond and enamel frame with three pendant pearls, the reverse with coloured enamel decoration, with suspension chains and ring, the chains joined to gemset cartouche-shaped link
4½ in. (11.5 cm.) high overall
As lot 1.
Rothschild inv. no. E.de R.672.
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