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Georgian Tassie Seal Fob Pendant "Cupid Restrains Mars"

Georgian Tassie Seal Fob Pendant "Cupid Restrains Mars"

$950.00


Description

DATE: Georgian, c.1780

Cool Georgian fob set with a glass "Tassie Seal" intaglio in the base. It depicts Cupid restraining Mars, the Roman god of war, the latter presented wearing a helmet with spear raised, and Cupid behind him with arms wrapped around physically holding him back. It's set over red foil and mounted in a silver fob body - dating from the latter half of the 18th century, circa 1780. 

STONES

Paste "Tassie" Seal

MEASUREMENTS

Height: 2.5cm

Base: 1.7 x 1.5cm

WEIGHT

6.6g

MARKS

No marks present, tests as silver

CONDITION

Good, wear commensurate with age. No significant defects

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