06-14-2011 06-14-2011
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2550B Boston
June 14, 2011 10:00AMCalender
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Etruscan Revival 18kt Gold and Micromosaic Reversible Bulla

$3,555$3,000
Auction: Fine Jewelry - 2550B Location: Boston Date / Time: June 14, 2011 10:00AM

Description:

Etruscan Revival 18kt Gold and Micromosaic Reversible Bulla, one side depicting Cupid riding a swan, with bird, floral, and foliate motifs, the other with fine applied ropetwist, wire, and bead accents, suspending conforming drops, and opening to reveal a compartment, lg. 2 7/8 in., (losses and alterations).
Estimate $1,000-1,500

Interior with later finding for chain suspension. Drops with evidence of solder and reinforcement patches, not obtrusive. Losses to tesserae under tail and at base of border, not obtrusive. Central drop with evidence of some findings to bead. Overall wear with age.