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Chalcedony cover carved with Venus and Cupid sleeping in a shell, with silver gilt mount in the form of Jupiter as a swan

  • GBR
  • 2011-07-06
About the object
Attributed to Giovanni Ambrogio Miseroni (1551-1616), Italian, Milan, late 16th century, Chalcedony cover carved with Venus and Cupid sleeping in a shell, with silver gilt mount in the form of Jupiter as a swan
Chalcedony (known as Calcedonio di Grigioni - chalcedony from Graubünden in Switzerland), the silver mount struck twice with post 1893 French control marks for items of unknown origin
Chalcedony (agate) from Graubünden (Switzerland), the silver mount marked twice with French control marks of a swan (used for items traded after 1893)
9 by 20.5 by 14.1cm., 3½ by 8 1/8 by 5½in. overall weight: 983.8gr., silver gilt mount alone 659.4gr

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