Cameos and Intaglios: The Glyptic Arts

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Like the phoenix, frontally or in profile, incised or in relief, cameos and intaglios transcend the ages, always being reborn and leaving their imprint. Gold snuffbox, lid inlaid with a neo-classical oval intaglio on agate probably depicting the Apotheosis of Bonaparte or Napoleon I, master goldsmith Adrien Jean Maximilien Vachette (1753-1839), Paris, 1794-1797. Box: 7.5 x 5.2 x 2.8 cm/2.95 x 2.04 x 1.10 in; intaglio: 5.2 x 3.5 cm/2.04 x 1.38 in. Paris, Drouot, December 10, 2021, Fraysse & Associés OVV. Mr. Charron.Result: €86,360 At the end of the Roman Empire, intaglios and cameos were put into the drawers of history

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