Classical Revival Hardstone Intaglio of Hermes

Code: 10478


£185.00
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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.

OBJECT: Intaglio

CULTURE: Georgian

DATE: c. 18th - 19th century

MATERIAL:  Carnelian

SIZE:  17mm x 15mm x 4mm 

WEIGHT:  1.6 grams

PROVENANCE: Ex. European Collection, France.

Classical Revival Hardstone Intaglio of Hermes