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Georgian Cupid "Without Sound" Rock Crystal Intaglio Seal Fob Pendant

$1,600.00

Georgian Cupid "Without Sound" Rock Crystal Intaglio Seal Fob Pendant

$1,600.00


Description

DATE: Georgian, c.1780

Excellent Georgian seal fob pendant set with a rock crystal intaglio carving in the base. The crystal is mounted over foil, dramatically increasing its brilliance and accentuating the icy white appearance. It's carved to depict cupid carrying a lantern with the words "SANS BRUIT", which translates as "noiselessly" or "without a sound". Presumably the sentiment is something along the lines of "you can't hear love coming", or "love is silent". The seal itself is crafted in silver gilt, and dates from the 1780s.

STONES 

Rock Crystal Intaglio

MEASUREMENTS 

2.6 x 2.2cm 

WEIGHT 

9.3g

MARKS 

No marks present, tests as silver gilt

CONDITION 

Good, general wear commensurate with age - particularly to the gilding, some of which as worn away

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