Lot 154: A MID 19TH CENTURY HARDSTONE INTAGLIO AND CAMEO SUITE, CIRCA 1860The diadem composed of seven graduated vari-coloured hardstone intaglios depicting mythological figures, within a mount of elaborate design featuring scalloped motifs surmounted by plu

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December 6, 2016, 6:00 PM GMT
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Description: A MID 19TH CENTURY HARDSTONE INTAGLIO AND CAMEO SUITE, CIRCA 1860The diadem composed of seven graduated vari-coloured hardstone intaglios depicting mythological figures, within a mount of elaborate design featuring scalloped motifs surmounted by plumes and openwork drapes, the pair of earrings each suspending a larger oval hardstone intaglio, surmounted by two smaller intaglios within intricate openwork settings, the brooch set with a hardstone cameo depicting the face of a Roman satyr amongst a lion and eagle, between two smaller intaglios, within a mount of similar design, mounted in 14K gold, brooch width 6.2cm, length 3.9cm, earrings length 7.8cm and 7.4cm, diadem inner diameter 15.7cm
Condition Report: The diadem: The cameo: Shows a small crack and fracture on the lower frontal side. The intaglios: overall in good condition with some with very small pits.Earrings: One earrings reveals a very small fracture on the largest intaglio, the others are in good condition.The brooch: The central cameo: shows a sign of repair on the right horn. The intaglios show to be in good condition.The gold for the three pieces is unmarked but has been tested and revealed to be 14K gold.Do not hesitate to contact the jewellery department for additional photos.
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