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Lot 191: An Antique Hardstone Cameo and Gold Pendant/Brooch, circa 1870

 

Hammer Price
$3,800 CAN

 

The large oval hardstone cameo depicting the profile of a Bacchante with flowing hair, accented by a grape cluster, leaves and a tiny domed brooch, the frame and detachable bail decorated with corded wirework, in 18k gold, with original fitted box labelled Saulini, 96 Babuino, Roma

Weight: 35.1 grams
Dimensions: 43 x 72 mm
The hardstone cameo is beautifully carved with fine detail and in high relief with fine utilization of colours.
Though this beautiful jewel is unsigned, the exceedingly high level of craftsmanship is indicative of the work of Tommaso Saulini and his son, Luigi, notable cameo artisans.
Good condition, with normal wear commensurate with age, some denting on the frame, visible signs of solder on the reverse


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

AUCTION ESTIMATE
November 2020 1,200 – 1,600
936 – 1,248
780 – 1,040
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