Sale 15JL02 | Lot 44

Antique Gold and Carnelian Intaglio Brooch

Catalogue: Important Jewelry
Antique Gold and Carnelian Intaglio Brooch

Lot Details

Lot 44
Antique Gold and Carnelian Intaglio Brooch
The fancy-shaped brooch composed of overlapping finely detailed small gold flowers, edged by fine gold wire decoration, centering one oval carnelian intaglio depicting a stylized Mercury with winged helmet and feet, holding a caduceus wrapped by a pair of snakes in hand, grasping his slayed prey, approximately 31.0 x 28.0 mm., within twisted gold, the reverse with glazed compartment, circa 1880, approximately 24.3 dwts.


C The Estate of Barbara U. Simon

Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Sold for $6,250 (includes buyer's premium)

Additional Notes & Condition Report

Gold: "millefiori" work, clusters of flowers, well known in the work of Castellani.

Minor indentation of lower end of frame of carnelian.
Rich matte yellow gold hue on reverse.

Good condition. Very well made. 2 1/16 x 2 1/2".


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Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Sold for $6,250 (includes buyer's premium)

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