Classical antiquity intaglio c1810

Classical antiquity intaglio c1810

Code: AM52

£245.00 Approx $308.56, €286.21, ¥2227.27
 

This is an unmounted intaglio.

It is made of glass and was designed to be used with hot wax for sealing letters.

I have made an impression of this intgalio using hot wax to show that the intaglio works as intended and also to give a clearer image of the intaglio.

The wax impression comes in a small plastic case and is included with the purchase of this piece

 

 

This is an unmounted intaglio.

It is a small but thick piece of square glass which has a highly detailed image of a young man in the classical style. The intaglio is also signed in Latin characters

The quality of the intaglio is superb and you can really see the detailing when you look at the intaglio from the back of the glass

I think it may be an original piece from classical antiquity as the subject matter and quality are much higher than on later pieces and was probably cut in the 1800s and sold as a “Grand Tour” memento 

The intaglio measures 15.9mm x 13.9mm x 11.1mm and is in 95% mint condition.