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Etruscan Revival Gold Bulla Locket

Auction:
2932B
Lot:
227
Sold for:
$1,046$850

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Auction:
Fine Jewelry - 2932B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
September 27, 2016 10:00AM

Description:

Etruscan Revival Gold Bulla Locket, c. 1865, the hinged form with granulation and wirework on one side, "ROMA" and grape clusters on other, lg. 1 7/8 in.

Note: Lots 133 through 229 are property from the Nancy and Gilbert Levine collection, donated to the Toledo Museum of Art and sold to benefit its future acquisitions. The collection formed the Museum of Arts and Sciences travelling exhibition "A Century of Jewelry & Gems: 1785-1885" which was accompanied by a published catalogue in 1995.
Estimate $1,000-1,500

tarnish, small gold repair to top of ROMA side.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Gilbert Levine, Bulla, Cultural history, Etruscan, Etruscan language, Filigree, Historical linguistics, Jewellery making, Locket

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