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Italian or Bohemian, Milan or Prague, probably circa 1600
CAMEO WITH AN OWL, MOUNTED AS A RING
Estimate
3,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 40,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
62
Italian or Bohemian, Milan or Prague, probably circa 1600
CAMEO WITH AN OWL, MOUNTED AS A RING
Estimate
3,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 40,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Italian or Bohemian, Milan or Prague, probably circa 1600
CAMEO WITH AN OWL, MOUNTED AS A RING
rock crystal and purple and red agate, within an 18th-century gold ring setting
cameo: 25mm., 1in.
cameo and setting: 27mm., 1 1/16 in. overall
ring size: O½
ring exterior diameter: 25mm., 1in.
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Catalogue Note

This stone has been ingeniously carved not only to incorporate the thin red layer of the stone to describe the face, but also the pupils of the eyes. The level of skill required to execute such a design indicates that the gem was carved by a first rate lapidary operating in the late 16th or early 17th centuries, such as members of the Miseroni or Saracchi workshops. Compare with the North Italian, mid-16th-century cameo with a cockerel Mannheim published by Ingrid Weber in Kostbare Steine: Die Gemmensammlung des Kurfursten Johann Wilhelm von der Pfalz, Munich, 1992, p. 92, no. 48.

Old Master Sculpture and Works of Art Including Highlights from the Reinhold Hofstätter Collection

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London