Intaglio with head of Eros Centocello
18th century British
Maker Nathaniel Marchant (English, 1739-1816)
Length: 20 mm (13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
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Smoky chalcedony oval intaglio with the head of the Eros Centocelle in profile to right, mounted in a gold ring. Signed at left “MARCHANT F”.
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.
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund