Seven Roman Emperor Silver Profile Relief Portraits in Ormolu Frames

Seven Roman Emperor Silver Profile Relief Portraits in Ormolu Frames

Code: 10178

Dimensions:

H: 31cm (12.2")W: 38.5cm (15.2")

POA

PORTRAITS OF SEVEN ROMAN EMPERORS
Seven relief profile oval medallions in chased, repoussé silver
Each mounted in an integral scrolling, gilt-bronze frame with a hanging loop
Italian, probably Rome, Late 18th or Early 19th Century
Within an egg-and-dart neoclassical style giltwood frame
Each framed profile 9cm high x 7cm wide (approx.)
31cm x 38.5cm overall

For a set of twelve identical profiles, described as "Italian, Circa 1820-1830", See Lot 82 (the property of a European private collector), Christie's London, European Sculpture [Sale 14558], 6 December 2017 (Realised GBP 10,625) [Previously sold as Lot 512, Sotheby's Milan, 12 November 2003, "Una importante collezione Romana" where described as "Dodici medaglioni ovali con profili di imperatori a rilievo in argento e bronzo dorato entro teca con cornice in legno intagliato e dorato Roma, secolo XVIII" (Where They Realised EUR 60,000)]