Glyptics Department

Buying and selling Ancient and Modern Glyptics in auctions and private sale – free valuations and expert reports


Auction 43 - Glyptic

Glyptic Auction

Auction: London, 19 April 2018



E-Live Auction 56 - Glyptic

Ancient & Modern Glyptic Auction

Live Auction: 11 March 2018



Led by Gabriele Vangelli de Cresci, the department of ancient and modern glyptics is concerned with gems and semi-precious gemstones engraved in intaglio or reliefs (cameos, carvings, seals and other small objects), following the history of the glyptics from antiquity to the nineteenth century – with particular interest in the Greco-Roman times.

The department team analyses, classifies, provides valuations and places on the Italian and foreign markets works of art on consignment, both for auctioning and for private sale. Private sales are especially suited for items of considerable economic, historical and artistic value.

At the same time, the department provides a specialised expert report service

The department also offers a wide selection of gems and engraved gemstones (cameos, seals, carvings) across all price brackets that can be bought independently of our auctions.

Coming from an ancient family of engravers, medalists and managers of Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato, Gabriele Vangelli de Cresci has always dealt with ancient and modern glyptics.
Scholar and collector, alongside the scientific research and cataloging – also carried out in the quality of researcher and curator of the Museum of the Ancient Mint of Lucca – to that of expert in the sector market.
A volume dedicated to the unpublished collection of prints, made up of over 7000 copies, preserved at the Lucca Museo dell’Antica Zecca is currently being published. The work will present to the scientific community and to the public of the lovers a unique Italian manufacture, having operated at the highest quality levels in a completely peculiar way.


Write to the Head of Department
Gabriele Vangelli De Cresci

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