Intaglio with head of Eros Centocello

European
18th century British
ca. 1781


Dimensions

Length: 20 mm (13/16 in.)

Accession Number

99.116

Medium or Technique

Chalcedony

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Gems

Smoky chalcedony oval intaglio with the head of the Eros Centocello in profile to right, mounted in a gold ring. Signed at left “MARCHANT F”.

Provenance

Marlborough Gem Sale, June 26-29, 1899, lot 582.
by 1899: with Edward Perry Warren; 1899: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 16,502.52 (this figure is the total price for MFA 99.101-99.119)
LMC 9/2016: Acquired by George Spencer, Duke of Marlborough, in 1781.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund