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]
20 décembre 2016
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]
11 juillet 2014
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
24 novembre 2013
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]
24 novembre 2013
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]
01 août 2013
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]
21 mars 2013
Moonstone intaglio representing an 'Annunciation', 1531 AD - 1535 AD © Museum of London Part of the Cheapside Hoard.
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
Intaglio: Methe, goddess of drunkenness, Egypt, Aulus workshop, 1st century BC. Chalcedony, 2.2 x 1.7 cm
05 août 2012
Gold ring with carnelian intaglio: winged Nemesis. Imperial Period. 1st–early 3rd century A.D. Roman, Cypriot. Carnelian, gold. 74.51.4234. The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76. © 2000–2012 The Metropolitan Museum of Art.