05 juillet 2014

Bonhams to sell the most important collection of cameo and intaglio rings to be offered in 100 years

A sardonyx cameo of a lady. Photo: Bonhams.  LONDON.- “The Ceres Collection”: an important collection of 101 engraved cameo* and intaglio** rings that range in date from as early as the 4th Century BC will be offered for sale at Bonhams, New Bond Street, in the Fine Jewellery sale on 17th September. The Collection as a whole is worth an estimated £100,000 and is to be sold without reserve. The Ceres Collection was assembled by an American family over a period of 60 years, from the 1930s-90s. The collection provides a lesson... [Lire la suite]
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24 novembre 2013

Circle of Alessandro Masnago (FL. 1575-1612), Italian, Milan, circa 1575, Cameo with the Adoration of the Magi and David on the

Circle of Alessandro Masnago (Fl. 1575-1612), Italian, Milan, circa 1575, Cameo with the Adoration of the Magi and David on the threshing floor. Photo courtesy Sotheby's white and brown sardonyx; 73mm., 2 7/8 in. Estimation 50,000 — 70,000 GBP Provenance: private collection, United Kingdom Exposition: Hakone, Open-Air Museum and Fukuoka, City Museum, The art of gem engraving from Alexander the Great to Napoleon III, 2008, no. 208 Litterature: J. Boardman et al., The art of gem engraving from Alexander the Great to Napoleon... [Lire la suite]
30 juillet 2013

Emperor Claudius. Imperial Rome. Cameo: 43-5 AD; Mount ?17th c.

Emperor Claudius. Imperial Rome. Cameo: 43-5 AD; Mount ?17th c. Sardonyx, multi-layered white and brown; glass backing with colouring, closed copper-gilt mount; 21.3 x 16.0 cm. RCIN 65238. Royal Collection © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Provenance: Possibly Abraham Gorlaeus of Delft; from whom perhaps acquired by Henry, Prince of Wales (d. 1612); from whom inherited by Charles I when Prince of Wales; Royal collection by c.1613-15. Cameo portrait of the Emperor Claudius (10 BC-54 AD) with head... [Lire la suite]
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29 juin 2013

French or Italian, circa 1600, Cameo with a bust of Christ

French or Italian, circa 1600, Cameo with a bust of Christ. Photo courtesy Sotheby's inscribed:APPAETHPIAET KAOXEE; sardonyx, set in a later gold ring; cameo: 24mm., 1in.ring: 18mm., 11/16 in. inside diameter. Estimate 3,000-5,000 GBP NOTE: The presence of a Greek inscription on the back of this finely carved cameo, translated as "let me be your salvation and your promise", is unusual. Greek inscriptions can be found on a small number of carved gems, such as the cameo of the Emperor Commodus... [Lire la suite]
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09 juin 2013

Cameo Ring with Marie Antoinette and the Dauphin, French, late 18th century

Cameo Ring with Marie Antoinette and the Dauphin, French, late 18th century, gold, silver, diamonds, sardonyx, 3/4 x 11/16 in. (1.9 x 1.7 cm). The Walters Art Museum The rectangular bezel of this ring is set with a sardonyx cameo featuring portrait busts of Queen Marie Antoinette of France (1755-93) and her son the Dauphin (1785-95). The cameo is surrounded by a border of diamond sparks in silver mounts (collets). The forked shoulders each enclose a tulip originally set with a crystal and connect to the channeled... [Lire la suite]
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20 janvier 2013

Roman Cameo, 1st-3rd century AD. Fragment of the apotheosis of Caesar Claudius

Roman Cameo, 1st-3rd century AD. Fragment of the apotheosis of Caesar Claudius. Sardonyx, 4 layers Frame: gilded silver (18th) Height 10.5 cm Inv. IX A 77. Kunsthistorisches Museum, Antikensammlung, Vienna, Austria
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20 janvier 2013

Roman Cameo, 1st-3rd century AD. Caesar Claudius and his wife Messalina

Roman Cameo, 1st-3rd century AD. Caesar Claudius and his wife Messalina. Sardonyx, frame: gold, enamel (18th). Bibliotheque Nat.,Cabinet des Medailles, Paris, France.
20 janvier 2013

Roman Cameo, 1st-3rd century AD. Dioscorides, lapidary Caesar Augustus (63 BCE -14 CE)

Roman Cameo, 1st-3rd century AD. Dioscorides, lapidary Caesar Augustus (63 BCE -14 CE). Sardonyx frame (end 14th CE) attributed to Dioscorides.
20 janvier 2013

Roman Cameo, 1st-3rd CE., Apotheosis of Caesar Claudius Germanicus

 Roman Cameo, 1st-3rd CE. Apotheosis of Caesar Claudius Germanicus. Sardonyx, 4 layers (after 54 CE) Frame (17th) Height 13 cm. Bibliotheque Nat.,Cabinet des Medailles, Paris, France
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23 décembre 2012

Cameo: Alexander hunting boar, Italy. 1st century AD.

Cameo: Alexander hunting boar, Italy, 1st century AD. Sardonyx, 2 x 2.2 cm
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