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Italian, circa 1800

Four intaglios with representations of animals

Estimate:

500 - 700 GBP

Property from a private British Collection - Lots 1 – 15

Italian, circa 1800

Italian, circa 1800

Four intaglios with representations of animals

Four intaglios with representations of animals

Estimate:

500 - 700 GBP

Lot sold:

3,780

GBP

Property from a private British Collection - Lots 1 – 15

Italian, circa 1800

Four intaglios with representations of animals


carnelian, mounted on a chain

7 by 8mm., by 1/4 by 1/4 in. overall each

chain: 43.2cm., 17in. 

Overall the condition of the intaglios is excellent with minor dirt and wear to the surface consistent with age. General wear to the mounts and chain.


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)