An Italian enamel, gold and gem-set agate bust of a Moor, circa 1600.

Wearing a frogged coat decorated in white, black and green enamel, the frogging of translucent blue, the agate head and turban set at a later date with a diamond-set aigrette; the bust itself, appears in a 1690 Inventory and was set at a later date on a gold pedestal decorated with trellis work enriched with spinels.

1690 Devonshire Schedule: A Moores Head Cutt out of an olive stone sett with pearle Rubies and Diamonds”.


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