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Hardstone Cameo Brooch, Nicola Morelli
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 52,500 USD
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90
Hardstone Cameo Brooch, Nicola Morelli
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 52,500 USD
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Hardstone Cameo Brooch, Nicola Morelli
The agate cameo depicting a bearded man in profile, collet-set within a gold frame, cameo signed Morelli; early 19th century.
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Catalogue Note

Nicola Morelli (1771-1838) was a renowned cameo portraitist and was frequently called on by Napoleon I and his family. In this cameo, three strata of the agate are utilized to render the Roman sitter, the uppermost layer illuminating the laurel crown, beard and cloak. Similar cameos by Morelli may be seen in the Metropolitan Museum in New York and the British Museum in London.

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