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Auction: Auction 06.10.1993
was auctioned on: 6 October 1993
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A GROUP OF ENGRAVED GEMS INCLUDING an oval gold-mounted sardonyx intaglio engraved in the white layer with a Bacchanalian revel, 17th Century , 4.5cm.wide; an unmounted intaglio of similar date (damaged), 3.3cm. wide; four cornelian intaglios with Ar...

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Estimate: £2,000 - £2,500
ca. US$3,007 - US$3,759
Price realised:  £3,220
ca. US$4,841
Lot number 44, Views: 21

A GROUP OF ENGRAVED GEMS INCLUDING an oval gold-mounted sardonyx intaglio engraved in the white layer with a Bacchanalian revel, 17th Century , 4.5cm.wide; an unmounted intaglio of similar date (damaged), 3.3cm. wide; four cornelian intaglios with Arabic inscriptions, one gold-mounted reading 'God is omnipotent' , Koran, chap.20, v.20, late 18th Century, largest 2.6cm. wide; six onyx and sardonyx profile head intaglios of Minerva, Ceres, Diana, Pericles (damaged), etc. in gold mounts with scroll tops, 19th Century , largest 4.0cm. high; an octagonal lapis cameo comedy mask, 19th Century , 2.3cm. wide; a cornelian scarab engraved with the infant Oedipus found hanging from a tree by the shepherd Pharbus, 19th Century ; the suicide of Socrates in cornelian, circa 1800 , in gold mount, 3.5cm. high; two cameos and one intaglio of Pius IX; a double-sided cornelian grotesque mask; intaglios of Hellenistic and Roman rulers and a bearded philosopher; onyx and sardonyx cameos of an illustrious lady and Flora; agate cameo of a veiled lady (damaged), 17th Century ; large oval cornelian cameo depicting the Horatii (damaged), 17th Century , 8.0cm. wide; cornelian intaglios of Hope and Urania; cornelian intaglio of an urn between Victory palms (damaged) ancient , etc. (34)

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Auction 06.10.1993
Date of the auction: 6 Oct 1993
Address: Christie's
London, King Street