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Large agate intaglio of Cupid and Flora
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Ref : 101172
3 250 €
Period :
17th century
Provenance :
South Germany or North Italy
Antique Jewellery  - Large agate intaglio of Cupid and Flora 17th century - Large agate intaglio of Cupid and Flora  - Large agate intaglio of Cupid and Flora Antiquités - Large agate intaglio of Cupid and Flora
Matthew Holder

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Large agate intaglio of Cupid and Flora

A large agate intaglio of Cupid and Flora.

South German or North Italian, 17th century.

Measures 6.1 x 5cm.

Mounted in a 19th century unmarked silver frame which measures 9 x 6.5cm.

The intaglio has been broken and reattached.

The intaglio is carved with Flora holding her horn of plenty in one hand, whilst she raises a key to the heavens in the other. Cupid stands beside Flora holding a basket and catching flowers as they fall from the sky around them.

A similar example can be found in the ‘Guy Ladrière Collection of Gems and Rings’ by Diana Scarisbrick, Claudia Wagner and John Boardman, object no. 156, page 158.

A similar intaglio set into the lid of a snuff box can be found in ‘STYLE: Furniture, Silver, Clocks, Ceramics and Vertu’, Sotheby’s, London, 9 September 2020, lot 88.

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Matthew Holder

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Antique Jewellery