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Antique Georgian Carnelian Intaglio Pendant in Silver Mount c.1760

Ref: LA192338

£212

$276 - €236

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Description

A rare antique Georgian carved carnelian Intaglio dating to the mid to later 18th century, which has been reverse mounted into a chased sterling silver mount. The carving on the intaglio is very detailed, depicting a mans head in classical profile, possibly intended to be Cicero.

The intaglio is thought to be Italian in origin and is very similar to one in the British Museum collection (museum no. 1933,1011.3) dating to the mid 1700s, with identical clothing and hair details. As it was set into the mount in reverse (the carving facing the back of the mount and recessed) it has survived without damage or chipping to the carving and is in excellent condition.

The silver mount, decorated with Rococo style swirls, is thought to be slightly later than the stone and is in good antique condition (see photos). The mount was originally for a brooch but the pin and fastenings have been removed and replaced with a hanging loop for a pendant, which is secure. No hallmarks but has been tested as sterling silver.

This is a rare Intaglio and could be left as is for wearing as a pendant or reset for better display if desired.


Measurements

Size: The carnelian intaglio itself measures 25mm x 19mm, while the mount is 33mm x 28mm not including the bale.

Declaration

Agatha Hamster Antiques has clarified that the Antique Georgian Carnelian Intaglio Pendant in Silver Mount, Mid 1700s (LA192338) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being c.1760.

Condition

Excellent, with no chips or other damage to the intaglio. The silver mount shows signs of age wear and has been adapted from a brooch to a pendant fitting.

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