Giovanni Pichler (1734-1791) | Italian, Rome, before 1787 | Cameo with Apollo as Archer (Apollo Saettante)
Giovanni Pichler (1734-1791)
Italian, Rome, before 1787
Cameo with Apollo as Archer (Apollo Saettante)
signed Pichler in Greek letters
chalcedony, within a contemporary brooch mount
the mount inscribed and dated: SW to EG / 1787
cameo: 19 by 23mm.,⅝ by⅞in.
22 by 27mm.,⅞ by 1in.
Overall the condition of the cameo is excellent with minor dirt and wear to the surface consistent with age.
There is a very minor loss to the proper left foot. There is a very small original separately carved section to the lower left edge. A few red wax residues (from when an impression has been taken).
Minor wear to the 18th-century brooch mount. Original slightly visible joints.
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Probably Samuel Whitbread (1764-1815);
by whom gifted to his fiancé Lady Elizabeth Grey (1765-1846), daughter of Charles Grey, later 1st Earl Grey (1729-1807);
English collection, circa 1980-2021