Posted 4 years ago
Rare set of 4 cameos cast iron Berlin in 1810, taking the ancient grounds after intaglios and cameos Roman or Greek. Objects in vogue at the beginning of the XIX. Made in Germany.
Most left picture : Vestal Virgin measure: 5,2 x2, 5 cm Weight: 9 gr
Second left : Socrates philosopher? measure: 2,3 x 2,1 cm Weight: 3 gr
Second right: : Greece measure: 2,6 x 2 cm Weight: 4 gr
Most right picture: Roman measure: 2,8 x2,1 cm Weight: 4 gr
This kind of cameos, examples of the late 18th, early 19th century classics were made of Iron Berlin. The residents of Germany (Prussia) was asked by their Royal family if they wanted to exchange their gold and silver jewelry to finance the war against Napoleon Bonaparte. Here massively hearing was given to it. This kind of jewelry of iron were in their place and these cameos are a good example. They are still seen in necklaces, bracelets etc.
The specifics of Iron and Berlin and also applicable to these cameos are:
1. magnetic, so of iron
2. black lacquer
3. feels cold
4. light in weight
5. some signs of rust at the back
VERY RARE TO GET FINDING !