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Three Antique Gold and Hardstone Cameo Brooches

Auction:
2883B
Lot:
344
Sold for:
$1,046$850

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Auction:
Fine Jewelry - 2883B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
March 22, 2016 10:00AM

Description:

Three Antique Gold and Hardstone Cameo Brooches, depicting Athena wearing an elaborate helmet depicting a Gorgon, and another with a dragon helmet, the third depicting an elaborately dressed Renaissance woman framed by split pearls, lg. 1 7/8, 1 1/4, 1 1/2 in.
Estimate $400-600

Athena: Some minor loupe visible nicks to comb of helmet, and the mermaid figure has a loss to her outstretched hand. Chip lower right at end of comb/hair.
Cameo with pearls: Grime. Pony tail on back removed.
Dragon helmet: small loupe visible edge nicks to cloak. Mount with later pinstem, alterations.



The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Cameo Brooches, Athena, Brooch, Cameo, Glass art, Gorgon, Hardstone carving, Monsters

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