An Important Victorian Hardstone Intaglio Necklace
An Important Victorian hardstone intaglio necklace, composed of eight Roman intaglios depicting seven of the Olympian gods, with a central drop depicting and a scene from the Aeneid, an epic Latin poem which told the life of Aeneas, a Trojan who left his home city and eventually ended up in Italy, where he was a progenitor of Rome. The precise scene depicts the moment that Aeneas carries his father, the elderly Anchises, from Troy, after it has been sacked by the Greek army, each intaglio rubover set to oval filigree decorated gold plaques, alternating with similarly design flower heads, attached to a yellow gold mesh chain, intaglios circa 1st to 3rd AD inspected by Richard Falkiner, gold necklace circa 1880, gross weight 42.2 grams.
Should you choose to make this purchase we would be delighted to send it to you in a Bentley & Skinner handmade leather case packed in a giftwrapped Bentley & Skinner black and gold presentation box. Shortly afterwards we will send you on a complimentary valuation of this item for insurance purposes for your reference and safekeeping.