03 août 2017

A carved rock-crystal intaglio, Safavid Iran, dated AH 1042-1632-33 AD

Lot 57. A carved rock-crystal intaglio, Safavid Iran, dated AH 1042-1632-33 AD. Estimate £6,000 - GBP 8,000. Price realised GBP 10,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Of octagonal form with with a slight stepped rim, the face engraved with elegant nasta'liq surrounded by rosettes and small floral sprays, the calligraphy divided into rectangular cartouches arranged in a flowing pattern around a central square which contains the date, the rim with two simple rules, a minor chip to the upper... [Lire la suite]
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20 décembre 2016

Flavio Sirletti (1683-1737), Intaglio with the Apollo Belvedere, mounted as a ring, Italian, Rome, circa 1720

Lot 87. Flavio Sirletti (1683-1737), Intaglio with the Apollo Belvedere, mounted as a ring, Italian, Rome, circa 1720. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 GBP. Lot sold 25,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's dark brown sard, within a gold ring setting; intaglio: 25mm., 15/16 in.; intaglio and mount: 28mm., 1 1/16 in.; ring size: H½; exterior ring diameter: 22mm., 14/16 in. Provenance: British private collection, 1755 (see Lippert below); Charles Spencer, 3rd Duke of Marlborough... [Lire la suite]
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20 décembre 2016

J. Paul Getty Museum acquires rare first century carved gem

 Intaglio with a standing youth conversing with a seated maiden, Roman, 1st century B.C. Sold for 398,750 GBP to the J. Paul Getty Museum. Photo: Sotheby's LOS ANGELES, CA.- The J. Paul Getty Museum recently acquired at auction a rare first-century carved gem depicting a seated nude woman and standing nude man, likely the goddess Aphrodite and her lover, Adonis.  The gem—made of sard, a reddish-brown translucent quartz—is exquisitely engraved. The identity of the artist is uncertain, although the... [Lire la suite]
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11 juillet 2014

Probably Italian, 16th century, Intaglio with a bird

Probably Italian, 16th century, Intaglio with a bird. Photo Sotheby's yellow agate, set in a later gold ring, bezel: 23mm., 7/8 in., shank interior: 20mm., 13/16 in., ring size: U. Estimation 3,000 — 5,000 GBP - Unsold Provenance: with Charles Ratton, Paris.Sotheby's. Old Master Sculpture and Works of Art. London | 10 juil. 2014 -www.sothebys.com
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24 novembre 2013

Italian, 16th century, Pectoral cross set with intaglios with signs of the zodiac

Italian, 16th century, Pectoral cross set with intaglios with signs of the zodiac. Photo courtesy Sotheby's inscribed: DVM SPERO VNICVM CRVCIS HAC IN IMAGINE STELLA \ SANGVINE SIC RVBEAT SPES MEA CHRISTE TVO \ AVREA CEV RVBET HAEC CHRISTIVM SPERO \ DOMINI FVGITE PARIES ADVERSA ECCE \ VICIT LEA DE TRIBV IVDA; the upper gem on the lower arm possibly earlier; gold, set with heliotrope intaglios; 84mm., 3 5/16 in. Estimation 4,000 — 6,000 GBP Provenance: private collection, the Netherlands;and thence by descent to the present owners... [Lire la suite]
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24 novembre 2013

Merovingian, 8th century. Gemstone ring set with an intaglio with a grazing horse

Merovingian, 8th century. Gemstone ring set with an intaglio with a grazing horse. Photo courtesy Sotheby's gold, set with a carnelian - bezel: 17mm., 5/8 in. - ring size Z½. Estimation 3,000 — 4,000 GBP Compare an inscribed ring set with a garnet found in 1880 near Compiègne in the Oise and later in the Pichon collection illustrated by M. Deloche, Etude historique et archéologique sur les anneaux sigillaires et autres des premiers siècles du Moyen-Age, Paris, 1900, p.143, pl. CXXIV. Sotheby's. European Sculpture &... [Lire la suite]
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01 août 2013

Georgian & Victorian cornelian inataglio rings at Bentley & Skinner

A Georgian cornelian inataglio ring - Photo courtesy Bentley & Skinner the oval cornelian measuring 2.1 x 1.8cms, seal-engraved with a classic male head, bearded and in profile, in a yellow gold setting with an open back and tapering gold shoulders, gross weight 7.7 grams, 1820. Price: £3,950.00 A Georgian cornelian intaglio ring - Photo courtesy Bentley & Skinner the oval cornelian plaque carved to depict the profile of a classical male, rubover set within a yellow gold mount with banded detail to the ridge, to a... [Lire la suite]
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21 mars 2013

Moonstone intaglio representing an 'Annunciation', 1531 AD - 1535 AD

Moonstone intaglio representing an 'Annunciation', 1531 AD - 1535 AD © Museum of London Part of the Cheapside Hoard.
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18 février 2013

Oval gem with the head of Sirius (the Dog Star). Roman, Republican or Early Imperial Period, 1st century B.C.

Oval gem with the head of Sirius (the Dog Star). Roman, Republican or Early Imperial Period, 1st century B.C. Garnet, 2.1 x 1.5 cm (13/16 x 9/16 in.). 27.734. Francis Bartlett Donation of 1912. © 2013 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston  Strongly convex intaglio in gold setting with ring. Sirius. Head and shoulders of a dog frontal. Around the body, a collar inscribed with artist's signature in Greek ["Gaios epoiei"].  Provenance: By date unknown in the 18th century: Lord Chesterfield Collection;... [Lire la suite]
23 décembre 2012

Methe, goddess of drunkenness, Egypt, Aulus workshop, 1st century BC.

Intaglio: Methe, goddess of drunkenness, Egypt, Aulus workshop, 1st century BC. Chalcedony, 2.2 x 1.7 cm
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