A catalogue of a most valuable, curious and learned collection of antient gems : a variety of interesting subjects relating to the pagan mythology : Greek, Roman and Basilidian inscriptions are engraved on many of them, and many are in their antient settings in very massive gold, silver, and iron : and have been published in various learned works : also, several extremely rare figures of the penates, and symbols of the heathen deities in gold, silver, and bronze : the whole is the property of a respectable collector on the continent : well known by his literary publications, who being reduced by the convulsions of his country, now offers this valuable assemblage of antiquities to the munificence, taste, and scientific judgement of the English nation : the above will be sold by auction by Mr. Christie at his Great Room, Pall Mall, on Friday, the 2[2d] of May, 1801, at twelve o'clock
- [London] : [Mr. Christie], 
[London] : J. Smeeton, Printer,
- Physical Description:
- 7,  pages ; 27 cm
- Rare Books and ManuscriptsN8640 .N6+ v. 6 no.15 OversizeYale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon CollectionView by request in the Study Room [Request]
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- "May be viewed two days preceding the sale, when catalogues may be had."
Date of sale: May 2, 1801.
Place of sale: London.
BAC: British Art Center copy is not annotated. Number 15 of 53 auction catalogs bound together. The volume bound in contemporary half calf; with the armorial bookplate of Baron Northwick; signed in manuscript: William Upcott, London Institution, 1819. Date of auction on title page is annotated in ink to May 2d.
- Subject Terms:
- Art -- Private collections -- Great Britain -- Catalogs.Art auctions -- England -- London -- Catalogs.Gems -- Catalogs.Jewelry -- Catalogs.London Institution -- Ownership.Northwick, John Rushout, Baron, 1770-1859 -- Bookplate.Upcott, William, 1779-1845 -- Autograph.
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