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Diamond and onyx cameo pendant, Giuseppe Girometti, early 19th century and later
Estimate
1,4002,200
LOT SOLD. 4,375 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
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Diamond and onyx cameo pendant, Giuseppe Girometti, early 19th century and later
Estimate
1,4002,200
LOT SOLD. 4,375 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Diamond and onyx cameo pendant, Giuseppe Girometti, early 19th century and later
Set with an oval onyx carved cameo depicting the dextral profile of Hercules, measuring approximately 26 x 20mm, signed Girometti, within a mount and detachable chain fitting set with circular-cut, cushion-shaped and rose diamonds, length approximately 365mm, French import assay mark.
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Catalogue Note

An identical cameo of Hercules by Giuseppe Girometti (1780-1850) can be found in the British Museum, collection no. 1996,0608.1. The design is a copy of a Roman Imperial-period intaglio signed Gnaios from the Strozzi collection, also in the British Museum, collection no. 1913,0307.83.

Cf.: C. Gere & J. Rudoe, Jewellery in the Age of Queen Victoria: A Mirror to the World, London, British Museum, 2010, fig. 469, p.469, for more information.

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