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Rock crystal intaglio seal. 1790


Code: 10489


W: 1.2cm (0.5")L: 1.5cm (0.6")

A very fine foiled rock crystal intaglio of Apollo with a lyre. A very similar depiction of the same subject by both Brown and Birch exists but with the lyre  through the neck.. This intaglio is a remarkably small size with a width of only 10mm, it is of equal quality to any of the master intaglio carvers of the period.

Mounted in a gold fob seal, English c.1790.