Moss Agate Paste Intaglio Renaissance Courtesan

Code: 10458


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This is a fun Georgian paste intaglio, dating to the 18th century. It is produced from a doublet, painted on the inside with a floral spray of pigment - to resemble a moss agate gem. The intaglio is designed to imitate Renaissance gems, depicting a muse or courtesan. Such an intaglio would have been hung on a fob seal, the frame is all that sadly remains. 

OBJECT: Intaglio

CULTURE: Georgian

DATE: c. 18th century

MATERIAL:  Glass

SIZE:  22mm x 18mm x 3mm 

WEIGHT: 3.5 grams

PROVENANCE: Found near Chelmsford, Essex.

Moss Agate Paste Intaglio Renaissance Courtesan