This is a truly splendid collection of eight antique Grand Tour plaster intaglios, wonderfully arranged in a stunning mahogany showcase, circa 1860 in date.
These superb antique intaglios are oval in shape and feature various important figures from Classical antiquity.
Each intaglio has an exquisite gilt gadrooned border.
This stunning set of intaglios is set within a magnificent rectangular mahogany lidded showcase, which is fitted with its sumptuous red velvet interior and is suitable for hanging on the wall.
Add a classical dimension to your home with this captivating selection of historic intaglios.
In excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 20 x Width 16 x Depth 3
Dimensions in inches:
Height 7.9 x Width 6.3 x Depth 1.2
Intaglios – were originally used as seals, these carvings or cuttings are moulded out of white plaster, marble dust or wax. The original 19th-century intaglios were also made from wood or stone. The depressed designs depicting ancient scenes from Greece, Italy, etc were also used as markers of the land. They were also collected as souvenirs from European Grand Tours in 1830.
Our reference: A1024