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Set of Plaster Intaglios by Marchant


Stock No.15877

A rare set of plaster intaglios by Nathaniel Marchant. Originally, this set of casts of Nathaniel's gems was sold by subscription with the accompanying catalogue, published in 1792. It is rare to have a collection of any great quantity, this set is complete, bar four intaglios which are not present. They are mounted within their original ebony strung, mahogany case, which is glazed and fashioned as a book, complete with remnants of marbling. When the spine is removed, the interior is revealed.
Complete sets are exceptionally rare, and one set is held at the John Soane Museum, purchased by Soane in 1793.

English, c.1792.

Nathaniel Marchant (1739-1816) was arguably the most famous gem engraver of the 18th century, prolific in both Italy and England. He was gem sculptor to the Prince of Wales and engraver to The King.

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Width Height Depth
Closed 10"
25.5 cms
15 38"
39 cms
1 1316"
4.6 cms
Opened 19 38"
49.4 cms
15 38"
39 cms

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