Exceptional Neoclassical intaglio gem of Venus

Exceptional Neoclassical intaglio gem of Venus

Code: 11901

£875.00 Approx $1203.58, €1024.59
 

This is a wonderful 18th-century Neoclassical intaglio of Venus. It is hand-engraved on a carnelian gemstone, with exceptional detail and artistic merit. The scene depicts a naked Venus confiscating an arrow from Cupid, she leans on a shield engraved with the initials of the owner "W.H." 

The gem is free of chips and damage and is an exceptional piece in excellent condition.

OBJECT: Intaglio

CULTURE: Neoclassical

DATE: 18th century AD

MATERIAL: Carnelian

SIZE: 21.98mm x 15.84mm x 6.33mm

WEIGHT: 2.78 grams

PROVENANCE: From a private collection, Paris.