87 • Cameo Blue and White Glass Plaque with a Head of Hermes

87 • Cameo Blue and White Glass Plaque with a Head of Hermes

Probably Renaissance Italy, 16th century
Size: 5.8 × 6.5 cm

This mysterious object, which has one face in this world and the other in the Other, is typical of the strange treasures that lay in the drawers of John Hewett’s cabinets. His influence on the most refined layers of collectors throughout the world was predominant for decades.

Provenance:
John Hewett