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GEORGIAN CHERUB GLASS WAX SEAL INTAGLIO WITH FRENCH MOTTO "JE ME FAIT UN JEU D'AGITER LES COEURS"

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Here's another intriguing antique glass wax seal intaglio with an engraved depiction of a winged cherub, or cupid, spinning a two-hearted diabolo and the French motto, "JE ME FAIT UN JEU D'AGITER LES COEURS," which loosely translates to, "I make it a game to shake hearts."

A diabolo is an ancient yo-yo game developed in China during the 12th Century in which a spool is manipulated to spin while being suspended by string as seen in the 1812 illustration.

My interpretation of this intaglio is that cupid keeps lovers on their toes by shaking up or playing a game with their hearts.

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