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Lot 344: An Antique Hardstone Cameo, Woven Hair and Gold Memorial Bracelet/Brooch, circa 1855

 

Hammer Price
$3,800 CAN

 

Centering a large oval hardstone cameo depicting the profile of a Bacchante, her head adorned with grape clusters and leaves, amid a polished frame with corded wirework trim, within wide slightly tapering panels decorated with entrelac scroll engraving, joined to a woven brown hair bracelet, mounted in 18k gold, with fitted box, inner circumference 7 1/4 inches

Dimensions: brooch 50 x 64 mm
Weight: 85.8 grams
The hardstone cameo is beautifully carved with fine detail and in high relief with fine utilization of colours
The bracelet with a clasp on each side, cameo removable to wear as a clip brooch
Reverse engraved: "Anna Ob 1854" ("Ob" for Obituary: A memorial piece to remember a loved one who had passed away)
Good overall condition, cameo with a hairline crack on the top left, and minor nicks under 10x magnification


Condition reports are provided as a courtesy to clients and are a qualified subjective opinion only. All items are sold ‘as is’.

AUCTION ESTIMATE
SPRING 2018 2,400 – 3,400
1,872 – 2,652
1,560 – 2,210
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