We are excited to be able to offer this wonderful collection of six GENUINE, antique intaglios by some of THE best 18th century modellers. The six inataglios are loose, they came in this fine small 19th century glazed display case which is included in the price.

We have to say that the four red sulphur intaglios are the best that we have retailed. The attention to detail is absolutely astonishing, because they are by top modelers.

Two of the red sulphur intaglios (see ref below) were produced by Edward Burch (b 1730 – d 1814). Burch was a celebrated, gem-engraver, medallist, wax-modeller and miniaturist. He is considered to be one of the best British gem-engravers of the eighteenth century. His works are highly sought after.Reference: Accession number: 3339-1856 in the Victoria and Albert museum’s online collection.

One of the red sulphur intaglios (see ref below) was produced by William Brown (b 1748 - d 1825). William and his brother Charles were talented gem engravers. They exhibited regularly at the Royal Academy. Our example was produced by William. William favoured classical scenes and portraiture. The brothers ceased exhibiting between 1786 and 1795 when most of their work was produced on commission for Catherine II of Russia. They also worked at the court of Louis XVI. Their work is highly sought after. Reference: Museum number: 1927,0216.247 in the British Museum’s online collection.

The other of the red sulphur intaglios (see ref below) was produced by Nathaniel Marchant (b 1739 – d 1816). He was a celebrated gem engraver, arguably one of the most famous of the 18th and 19th century. Marchant was a pupil of Edward Burch and regularly exhibited at the Royal Academy. Reference: Museum number: 1799,0521.82 in the British Museum’s online collection.

Each of the intaglios is titled to the edge of the gilded edge paper case.

The red sulphur examples are titled ‘Cornelia showing her children’ stamped Burch, ‘Hercules and tiger 5849’ stamped Burch, ‘Priam begging the body of hector of Hector from hector 9302’ stamped Marchant and ‘Roman marriage 7230’ stamped W. Brown Fecit. The white plaster pair are titled ‘Venus and Mars’ and ‘Ariadne’.

Also included is a very fine 19th century presentation case with red velvet lining. The display case is stunning and the intaglios display perfectly when stored inside it. Please note that although the case features a wall hanger, the set of intaglios are not attached to the velvet backing and are loose, allowing one table display and therefore to interchange as desired.

Measuring: Smallest oval intaglio width 1 1/8 inch (3 cm) by height 1.25 inch (3.3 cm). Largest oval intaglio width 1.75 inch (4.3 cm) by
height 1 7/8 inch (5 cm). Case width 7 inch (18 cm) by depth 5.5 inch (14 cm). height 1.25 inch (3 cm).

Condition: Roman Marriage has a flake missing from the hip area of her cloak. Some very light surface grazes to a few of the red inner rims.

Reference: Museum number: 1998,1004.1 in the British Museum’s online collection.

This is a fantastic opportunity to own this fantastic collection of early genuine intaglios.

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18th Century Set of Grand Tour Intaglios, Cased Sulphur Intaglio Cameo Collection by Celebrated Burch, Brown and Marchant


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