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Italian, Rome, late 18th century/ early 19th century

Intaglio with Bacchus

Property from a private British Collection - Lots 1 – 15

Italian, Rome, late 18th century/ early 19th century

Italian, Rome, late 18th century/ early 19th century

Intaglio with Bacchus

Intaglio with Bacchus

Property from a private British Collection - Lots 1 – 15

Italian, Rome, late 18th century/ early 19th century

Intaglio with Bacchus


carnelian, within a mount

indistinctly inscribed with Greek letters

intaglio: 22mm., 7/8 in.

24mm., 1in overall.

Overall the condition of the gem is excellent with minor dirt and wear to the surface consistent with age. There is a small chip to the lower right corner which has been filled with gold, presumably in the early 19th century. 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.


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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)