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Italian, 18th century

Cameo with Harpocrates

Estimate:

1,200 - 1,800 GBP

Property from a private British Collection - Lots 1 – 15

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Italian, 18th century

Italian, 18th century

Cameo with Harpocrates

Cameo with Harpocrates

Estimate:

1,200 - 1,800 GBP

Property from a private British Collection - Lots 1 – 15

Italian, 18th century

Cameo with Harpocrates


chalcedony, within a mount

cameo: 25mm., 1in.

27mm., 1 1/8 in. overall

Overall the condition of the gem is excellent with minor dirt and wear to the surface consistent with age. Prominent natural veining to the stone throughout. The mount was probably once a ring, but the band has been removed and the mount adapted to fit a necklace. Otherwise 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 (ref: LOAN:MET ANON.105&A-1968)

This charming cameo differs from other representations of the Hellenistic god of silence reproduced in Raspe-Tassie, in presenting the subject in full profile and not three quarter view.