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Neoclassical Gold and Shell Cameo Suite

Auction:
3256B
Lot:
9
Sold for:
$5,535$4,500

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Auction:
Fine Jewelry - 3256B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
May 21, 2019 12:00PM

Description:

Neoclassical Gold and Shell Cameo Suite, early 19th century, the nine plaques depicting scenes after various artists including Venus, Mars, and Cupid in the Smithy of Vulcan, Love for Sale, Love Disarmed, Jupiter and his Eagle, Mercury Delivering the Infant Bacchus to a Nymph, Hercules Refreshed by Hebe, Bacchus Offering Cupid a Drink, Hector Censuring Helen and Paris, and others, the clasp depicting the Medusa; together with a brooch of Cupid and Psyche, and earrings with grotesques, lg. 17 3/4, 1 1/8, 1 3/4 in., in a fitted box for Cameo Corner Ltd., London.
Estimate $2,000-3,000

Overall very good antique condition. Minor abrasions, and striations natural to the material and unobtrusive. Earwires later, short.


Items may have wear and tear, imperfections, or the effects of aging. 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 shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Cameo Corner Ltd., Hector Censuring Helen, Cupid, Deities, Dionysus, French-language operas, Operas, Psyché, Sexuality in ancient Rome, Vulcan, London, Paris

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