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Italian, 17th/ 18th century

Cameo with a Warrior, traditionally identified as Hannibal or Pyrrhus

Estimate:

10,000 - 15,000 GBP

Property from a private British Collection - Lots 1 – 15

Italian, 17th/ 18th century

Italian, 17th/ 18th century

Cameo with a Warrior, traditionally identified as Hannibal or Pyrrhus

Cameo with a Warrior, traditionally identified as Hannibal or Pyrrhus

Estimate:

10,000 - 15,000 GBP

Lot sold:

39,060

GBP

Property from a private British Collection - Lots 1 – 15

Italian, 17th/ 18th century

Cameo with a Warrior, traditionally identified as Hannibal or Pyrrhus


stone

agate, within a French partially enameled brooch mount, circa 1808

cameo: 48mm., 1 7/8 in.

67mm., 2 3/4 in. overall

Overall the condition of the cameo is very good with minor dirt and wear to the surface consistent with age. There is veining to the stone consistent with the material.  There is a slightly open original vein running through the helmet and beard. There are two brown patches at the nose and edge of the shield; these may be original or may have developed later. Minor 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. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

By tradition, Joséphine Bonaparte, Empress of France (1763- 1814);
Possibly acquired from the Empress Joséphine (or her estate) by Lord Edward Lascelles, “ Beau Lascelles” (1764-1814);
Thence by descent to his grand-niece Catherine, Mrs Granville Edwin Lloyd-Baker (1841-1890);
Thence by family descent to the present owner

London, Victoria and Albert Museum, on long term loan (no. LOAN:MET ANON.106-1968)