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Jewellery incorporating the Hercules Collection of Cameos and Intaglios

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  • 101 New Bond Street
  • London
  • W1S 1SR
  • United Kingdom

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An Etruscan carnelian scarab, Circa 3rd-1st Century B.C. The beetle with incised head and wing case, the underside engraved in the 'a globolo' sty...

A carnelian scarab ring, 19th century In a swivel setting, with an intaglio of a warrior on the reverse, ring size N, length 11mm, width 13mm Fo...

A boulder opal scarab, 19th-20th century Engraved on reverse, in a later ring mount, ring size P, length 15mm, width 10mm Footnotes: Provenance:...

A carnelian intaglio of a scarab, 19th Century In a later closed back setting, ring size J½, length 11mm, width 9mm Footnotes: Provenance: A pr...

An Egyptian faience trussed duck amulet, New Kingdom, mid-18th Dynasty, circa 1479-1292 B.C. The underside carved with hieroglyphs, naming 'Amun',...

An Egyptian glazed steatite scarab, New Kingdom, circa 1550-1069 B.C. The underside carved with a decorative design, ring size S½, length 13mm, w...

A carnelian intaglio ring, 18th-19th century Oval, the Mughal script with three initials in gothic capital letters, in an elaborate mount of scrol...

Two Islamic carnelian intaglio rings, 18th-19th century In Mughal script mounted in silver, 1st: oval, 2nd: rectangular dated AD. 1799-1800, with ...

Two Egyptian-style steatite and faience scarab rings 1st: ring size J, length 14mm, width 10mm 2nd: ring size Q, length 15cmm, width 10mm (2) F...

A labradorite cameo of a monkey, 19th century The monkey's head facing forward with red eyes in banded white and red agate, and white hardstone te...

A labradorite cameo ring of a monkey, 19th century The circular head of the monkey, facing forward, carved from labradorite, with rose-cut diamond...

A carnelian cameo ring of a lion, 19th century The circular carnelian head of the lion facing forward, with rose-cut diamond eyes, opening to reve...

A Roman carnelian intaglio of a parrot, Circa 1st-2nd Century A.D. Depicting a parrot with two cherries hanging from its beak, the letters SNP in ...

A Roman banded agate intaglio of a horse, Circa 1st-2nd Century A.D. The horse depicted rearing, with a snake on its back, ring size S, length 1...

A Roman carnelian intaglio of a hybrid beast, Circa 1st-3rd Century A.D. Depicting a hyrbid bull-and-bird animal, set in a later gold ring, ring ...

A banded agate intaglio of clasped hands, probably 19th century Oval, with inscription in the field, in a later ring mount, ring size O, length ...

A Roman green beryl intaglio of a horse Depicting a prancing horse on a groundline, the foreleg raised, the head turned and looking back over its ...

A Roman carnelian intaglio of Venus riding a Hippocamp, Circa 1st-2nd Century A.D. The nude female goddess holding her drapery aloft and looking b...

A hardstone cameo ring of a hare, likely 18th-19th Century (possibly Roman) Facing right, with stippled engraving to resemble fur, in a later ring...

A Roman bronze ring with rabbit, Circa 1st-3rd Century A.D. The flat bezel engraved with a leaping rabbit, ring size J, bezel length 15mm, width ...

A carnelian intaglio of Eros and a cockerel, probably Roman, Circa 1st Century A.D. The winged chubby god striding forward and holding the cockere...

A Sasanian carnelian seal, Circa 3rd-4th Century A.D. Depicting a standing male figure, looking back at an ibex behind him, set in a later gold ri...

A Sasanian carnelian intaglio depicting a lion, Circa 4th-5th Century A.D. The lion striding to the left, a rosette in the field, set in a later g...

A Sasanian carnelian intaglio with a winged bull and lion, Circa 4th-5th Century A.D. Depicting the lion leaping at the back of the winged bull, d...

A Roman sardonyx intaglio with a philosopher's head, Circa 1st-2nd Century A.D. The bearded head in profile to the left, set in a later gold ring,...

A carnelian intaglio of a female bust probably Roman, Circa 1st-2nd Century A.D. Depicting a woman - Psyche? - in profile to the left, her hair dr...

A Roman banded agate intaglio with a philosopher's bust, Circa 1st-2nd Century A.D. The bearded male in profile to the left, set in a later gold r...

A carnelian cameo of a woman, 19th-20th century The classical bust facing left, within a yellow gold mount, chip in field, ring size N½, length 1...

A hardstone cameo of a bearded man, 18th century The classical bust facing right, with curly hair and beard, in a later ring mount, ring size N, ...

A chalcedony intaglio ring of a woman, 19th century Oval, in profile facing right, ring size G, length 21mm, width 18mm Footnotes: Provenance: A...

A hardstone cameo of a bearded man, 18th-19th century Oval, facing right, with cropped curling hair and beard, in a closed-back setting and later ...

A hardstone cameo of a man, 18th-19th century The classical head facing left, clean shaven with short curling hair, in a later ring mount, ring...

A hardstone cameo of a man, 18th-19th century The portrait head, facing right, with short hair and clean shaven, in a later ring mount, ring siz...

A hardstone cameo of a classical head, 19th century The youthful portrait facing right, with short curling hair, in a closed-back setting, later r...

A hardstone seal ring, circa 1840 The oval hardstone plaque depicting a cubit arm in armour, the hand grasping a spear within a cartouche frame, a...

A hardstone cameo of George III, 17th-18th century In profile facing right, in black and white, mounted as a ring, surface abrasion on cameo, rin...

A hardstone cameo portrait, by Giovanni Battista Weder, late 18th century Depicting the head of Dr Martin Folkes (1690-1754), in profile, facing r...

A hardstone cameo of a woman, 17th century The bust facing left, with jewelled bands in her hair, wearing earrings and a necklace, in a later ring...

A gold and bloodstone intaglio, of a man, 18th-19th century In profile, facing left, with short hair and sideburns and wearing a cravat, engraved ...

A carnelian seal ring, 19th century The large oval plaque with the arms, crest and motto of an English family, mounted in yellow gold, ring size ...

A hardstone cameo ring of a woman, probably 19th century Oval, looking back over her right shoulder, with long wavy hair, in a ropetwist and beade...

A bloodstone intaglio swivel ring, 19th century Rectangular, depicting a cow, ring size O, length 11mm, width 8mm Footnotes: Provenance: A priva...

A hardstone swivel seal ring, 19th century One side depicting a thistle and the words 'dinna forget' the reverse engraved with the name 'Eliza', ...

A shell cameo ring of a man, 19th-20th century The portrait of George V in profile facing left, with short hair and clipped beard, in a 9 carat go...

A hardstone cameo of a man, 19th century The head in profile facing right, in black and white, short hair brushed forward, aquiline nose, clean sh...

A foiled amethyst seal ring, 19th century Rectangular, depicting two greyhounds pursuing a hare, inscribed 'the glory not the prey' in a foiled cl...

A gold and hardstone seal ring of a sheaf of arrows, 19th century Oval, the sheaf of seven arrows pointing upwards, the yellow gold mount with flo...

A hardstone seal ring, 19th century Depicting a continental European coat of arms, ring size R, length 14mm, width 13mm Footnotes: Provenance: A...

A silver and carnelian intaglio ring, of a man, late 19th century Depicting the profile of a man with hair touching his shoulders, facing right, i...

An ironwork signet ring, 19th century The octagonal seal depicting a building with tower on a rocky outcrop, between floral shoulders, ring size ...

A hardstone intaglio of a woman, 18th-19th century Head and shoulders, facing right, with a wreath in her hair, letters in the field, possibly H ...

A carnelian seal ring, 19th century Oval, with impaled arms of a husband and wife, certainly British, mounted in gold, ring size S, length 15mm, ...

A green paste intaglio and silver ring, 19th century, or earlier Depicting St George and the Dragon, ring size J, length 12mm, width 13mm Footno...

A hardstone cameo ring of a soldier with a priest, 18th century Oval, depicting a soldier at an altar with a priest, within an octagonal frame, r...

A hardstone cameo of an a warrior, 18th century The oval bust, facing right, wearing armour and a plumed helmet, ring size M, length 15mm, width ...

A hardstone intaglio of a lauriated bust, 19th century Oval, facing right, in a later ring mount, ring size L, length 16mm, width 13mm Footnotes...

A lapis lazuli intaglio of a warrior, 18th-19th century Oval, the warrior standing in front of a plinth with a genius holding a wreath, ring size...

A Roman carnelian intaglio of a soldier, Circa 1st-3rd Century A.D. Carrying a shield, Roman numerals in the field before him, perhaps denoting hi...

A carnelian intaglio depicting Hephaistus and the Armour of Achilles, 18th-19th century, possibly Roman The bearded god seated with the large oval...

A carnelian intaglio ring of a head, 18th-19th century Circular, depicting a Maenad, facing right with leaves in her hair, in a ropetwist and bead...

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