NICOLO MORELLI (1771-1838), ITALIAN, 19TH CENTURY | CAMEO WITH THE PROFILE OF A WOMAN
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Property of a Gentleman: Glyptics from the Renaissance to the 19th Century (Lots 81-90 and 99-103)

NICOLO MORELLI (1771-1838), ITALIAN, 19TH CENTURY | CAMEO WITH THE PROFILE OF A WOMAN

Estimate: 1,500 - 2,000 GBP

Property of a Gentleman: Glyptics from the Renaissance to the 19th Century (Lots 81-90 and 99-103)

NICOLO MORELLI (1771-1838), ITALIAN, 19TH CENTURY | CAMEO WITH THE PROFILE OF A WOMAN

Estimate: 1,500 - 2,000 GBP

Lot Sold:3,250GBP

Lot Details

Description

Property of a Gentleman: Glyptics from the Renaissance to the 19th Century (Lots 81-90 and 99-103)

NICOLO MORELLI (1771-1838)

ITALIAN, 19TH CENTURY

CAMEO WITH THE PROFILE OF A WOMAN


hardstone, set in a silver mount

signed: MORELLI

5.4cm., 2⅛in. 

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Condition Report

Overall the condition of the cameo is good with minor dirt and wear to the surface consistent with age. There are a few very minor abrasions to the lower edges of the woman and to the edge of the bun of her hair. General wear to the mount.


"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

Cataloguing

Catalogue Note

The Roman based gem engraver Niccolo Morelli was patronised by Napoleon and members of the Imperial family. According to Forrer (op. cit. p. 147) the gem engraver Giovanni Pistrucci was apprenticed to him. Morelli's gems were used by the jewellers Castellani.


RELATED LITERATURE

L. Forrer, Biographical Dictionary of Medallists, London, 1902-1930, vol IV., p.147

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