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plaque

1800/1830

British Museum

British Museum

Oval plaque; rock crystal; engraved in intaglio with copy of the fresco of the sale of Cupids at Herculaneum; gold enamelled mount with studs and bands; chain for suspension.

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  • Title: plaque
  • Date Created: 1800/1830
  • Physical Dimensions: Length: 15.50cm; Height: 12.00cm; Height: 18.00cm (with chain); Thickness: 1.10cm; Weight: 360.00g
  • External Link: British Museum collection online
  • Technique: enamelled; intaglio; engraved; polished
  • Subject: cherub/cupid
  • Registration number: WB.85
  • Production place: Made in Rome. Made in Vienna (city)
  • Material: rock crystal; enamel; gold; copper alloy
  • Copyright: Photo: © Trustees of the British Museum
  • Acquisition: Bequeathed by Rothschild, Ferdinand Anselm
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