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“Large ” carnelian intaglio brooch bearing a spurios signature for Poniatowski.
Prince Poniatowski was one of the greatest collector of ancient carved gems. He also comissioned almost 2500 gems by some of the best gem carvers of the day. He encouraged the notion thet these gems were ancient. Upon his death the collection was put up for sale but the gems ware recognised as “modern” . This gem is one of these gems not ancient but wonderfully carved.