Classical Revival Hardstone Intaglio of Hermes
This is a Classical Revival hardstone intaglio, dating to the 18th - 19th century. It is cut with a portrait of Hermes (Mercury) wearing a petasos. Such an intaglio would have been hung on a fob seal, by a gentleman possibly purchased on a Grand Tour.
DATE: c. 18th - 19th century
SIZE: 17mm x 15mm x 4mm
WEIGHT: 1.6 grams
PROVENANCE: Ex. European Collection, France.