Beads (Forgeries)

M11522
A carnelian pendant with one side decorated to appear as a shell and on the other flat side incised with three cartouches. Mentioned in Mayer's 1852 catalogue as the 'tablet with three cartouches' that formed part of a necklace. Pronounced as a forgery by Revd. Greville John Chester in the 1870s. Acquired from Joseph Sams. Gatty Slip record: "Colquitt St. catalogue p. 17, no. 195".