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Egyptian Revival Gold and Micromosaic Demi-parure

Auction:
2932B
Lot:
195
Sold for:
$5,228$4,250

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Auction:
Fine Jewelry - 2932B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
September 27, 2016 10:00AM

Description:

Egyptian Revival Gold and Micromosaic Demi-parure, c. 1865, comprising a brooch and earpendants each set with an oval mosaic of an iridescent scarab beetle, with palmette accents, and suspending conforming drops, lg. 3 1/8, 2 1/2 in.

Note: Lots 133 through 229 are property from the Nancy and Gilbert Levine collection, donated to the Toledo Museum of Art and sold to benefit its future acquisitions. The collection formed the Museum of Arts and Sciences travelling exhibition "A Century of Jewelry & Gems: 1785-1885" which was accompanied by a published catalogue in 1995.
Estimate $2,500-3,500

Unobtrusive loss to some tesserae, minor dings to backs of scarab drops, later pendant loop on top of brooch.


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

Gilbert Levine, Aesthetics, Amulets, Brooch, Byzantine art, Decorative arts, Jewellery, Micromosaic, Mosaic, Palmette, Parure, Scarab, Visual arts

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