View 1 of Lot 91. ITALIAN, PROBABLY EARLY 19TH CENTURY | INTAGLIO WITH A LADY WEARING A TIARA, POSSIBLY FAUSTINA THE ELDER.
View 1 of Lot 91. ITALIAN, PROBABLY EARLY 19TH CENTURY | INTAGLIO WITH A LADY WEARING A TIARA, POSSIBLY FAUSTINA THE ELDER.
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ITALIAN, PROBABLY EARLY 19TH CENTURY | INTAGLIO WITH A LADY WEARING A TIARA, POSSIBLY FAUSTINA THE ELDER

Estimate:

1,000 - 1,500 GBP

ITALIAN, PROBABLY EARLY 19TH CENTURY | INTAGLIO WITH A LADY WEARING A TIARA, POSSIBLY FAUSTINA THE ELDER

ITALIAN, PROBABLY EARLY 19TH CENTURY | INTAGLIO WITH A LADY WEARING A TIARA, POSSIBLY FAUSTINA THE ELDER

Estimate:

1,000 - 1,500 GBP

Lot sold:

875

GBP

ITALIAN, PROBABLY EARLY 19TH CENTURY

INTAGLIO WITH A LADY WEARING A TIARA, POSSIBLY FAUSTINA THE ELDER


carnelian, in a later gold mount

stone: 2.3cm., 3/8in.

ring size N

Elaborate plaited hairstyles were popular in the 2nd century C.E. and were worn by empresses such as Faustina the Elder, see D. Scarisbrick et al., The Guy Ladrière Collection of Gems and Rings, London, 2016, no. 69, and D. Scarisbrick et al.The Beverley Collection of Gems at Alnwick Castle, London, 2017, no. 250.