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I especially love cameos with mythological themes & enjoy trying to identify them.
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You are very welcome. I am always happy to promote an appreciation of cameos. While it is not the one with the most monetary value, the one I find the most interesting because the least common is th...
The cameo of the Three Graces is an artificial man made material: https://cameotimes.com/index.php/profiles-1/minor-gods/three-graces The next two are conch shell. Limoges porcelain. Two that ar...
Thank you, kyratango, for the chorus of praise. :)
Thank you, valentino97. :)
She is cut in helmet shell. 'Flora' was a common subject on Victorian cameos, a woman dripping in flowers. In the early 20th century she morphed into what I think of as 'corsage ladies', pretty wome...
Beautiful, utterly charming. Have seen many with a single cherub; two nestling winged shoulder to winged shoulder is very unusual. The piece is conch shell, not angel skin coral. The confusion is w...
For the reference of others who may look at this long after it was posted, as I am doing, the gentleman is Saturn. The narrow oval does not leave much space for it, but you can just see part of the b...
The cameo is cut in mother of pearl. I'd guess 1940s/50s. Best guess on the unusual setting is that it is Italian. The BA standing for the province of Bari; 800 the fineness of the silver. Sterlin...
See also: https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/654229 http://www.beazley.ox.ac.uk/record/969D27B8-5C0C-4565-A00C-2A2C2A7B8108
Not sure this will open properly. If not, should be easy to search. Wedgwood, Peace preventing Mars from opening the gates of Janus. http://www.tg-m.ru/img/mag/2016/2/art_51_08_27.jpg
Just to pile on a bit more: https://cameotimes.com/index.php/profiles-1/historical/beatrice-cenci
It is nice to find a fellow admirer of classic Incolay, although I do not admire it as much as the seller who a bit back offered one of their soap dishes as a marvelous example of glyptic art for just...
Chalcedony, the form of quartz that is the basic mineral of the hardstones - agate & jasper - does not occur in nature in black. This stone would be considered sardonyx: dark brown, sard, background ...
To make it easy for others, the gents: https://www.pinterest.com/cameotimescom/cameo-portraits-of-victorian-gentlemen/ and the ladies: https://www.pinterest.com/cameotimescom/cameo-portraits-...
I maintain a Pinterest board for cameo portraits of men (& another for women, who are much rarer). Would it be OK if I added Ellis to it? It would have a link to this page.
I know it can make a person crazy. Sometimes I take many photos, holding the cameo to the light at different angles, and hope at least one will pick up what my eye can see. There is also the trick o...
An excellent portrait piece. And so nice to have the original box and identity of the sitter. I am probably not the only one here who would enjoy the challenge of trying to work out the signature,...
Thank you, vetraio50. Sometimes the brain cells fire in a useful way!
Possibly it is not signed but rather labeled: G(uglielmo) Tell?
They seem so alive to me. I can hear Cupid fussing.
Thanks! The old guy gets me every time.
Thank you Passion. It is quite a piece. I usually say settings are something I buy just to get cameos, but this one certainly competes for attention. When I posted this I had not seen another cam...
Sounds as though your jeweler was afraid you would wear it & lose it and thought you would like to have it made safer ti wear. I wear cameo pendants & use one brooch with a vertically mounted pin to ...
If you do a search for 'roman cameo gorgoneion' or 'roman cameo medusa' you will find many examples of the sort of thing your pin is modeled after. Quite possible it was a souvenir of any museum that...
There's a glitch in the CameoTimes registration system that seems out of our control to fix, but info still comes through where it needs to. If you check the e-mail you used to register, you'll find ...
Definitely an unusual pairing. When the two figures are one over the other this way, it is said to be a 'jugate' composition. The highly skilled carver of this piece was no doubt influenced by the f...
The wolf suckling the children is a reference to the founding of Rome; the children are Romulus & Remus. When this otherwise Minerva looking figure has this motif on her helmet, she is often then see...
The other cameo is a bust of the Archangel Gabriel.
You are most welcome. And now I know what an SME is, so we both learned. :)
I have no idea what an SME is, so don't know if I am one, but can tell you a little. It's a very unusual setting. The cameo itself is coral. The photos do not show enough detail to tell if she is j...
It is the poet Byron: https://www.npg.org.uk/collections/search/person/mp00691/george-gordon-byron-6th-baron-byron Setting for stone, but not necessarily the pin, is probably low karat gold. I ...
A clever solution to a real & present danger! I have some in my collection that came with the clutch for a stickpin on the pin stem. Glad to hear you wear your piece. High time cameos came back in ...
Definitely coral. The striations are little channels that allow water with nutrients to reach the interior of the colony. :)
Italian, helmet shell, Nike/Victoria: https://cameotimes.com/index.php/profiles-1/minor-gods/nike-victoria Although the hinge & clasp with long pin stem are of an older type, the way it is held ...
Glad you are giving it a second lease on life. It has seen some hard knocks. Helmet shell cameo of the woman in a country lane genre, but more realistic than most. She may be meant to be visiting a...
It's a 1930s style. Would that be consistent with your grandmother's time? She may have acquired it as quite a young woman.
It was not signed by Giovaani Noto himself. The name is scratched in so badly, have to wonder if it was even put there by the very skilled person who cut the cameo. Midway through his life Noto took...
The Apollo Belvedere.
Think you are correct about both being cobbled together by a DIYer. This appears always to have been a brooch, but looks to me like a similar one-piece pinback assembly came off & has been replaced. ...
If you search on line for cameos of Bacchus, Dionysus, or bacchante, you will see many with a similar theme. It is a molded piece, not hand carved, but very compelling.
As long as they'r not the type of person who would look a gift horse in the mouth! :)
Efesgirl gave you correct information about the cameo. It is a very commonly reproduced image in cast resin. The pin is not a hat pin in the sense that it was never made to keep a hat from sliding o...
You are most welcome. Sorry for not replying sooner. Am just realizing that I am not getting notifications from CW, even though requested. :)
From the way the stones are set, I would say the necklace was made in India. So many things can be done to change the appearance of topaz, it's possible that's what they are, treated in some process....
Ring goes so very well with the earrings, which you say are unmarked. Is the ring marked? How do you know it is Mexican? Lots of inlay work of this type being made by Native American jewelers, part...
You are very welcome. After they've had their baths, pat dry but then give plenty of time to air dry. You want to make sure as much moisture as possible is gone from the space between each cameo & i...
What a score for 5 bucks! The cameo in the brooch is particularly nice & you can read about the lady & see others here: https://cameotimes.com/index.php/profiles-1/minor-gods/psyche The brooch ...
I have several similar beads around, 2 or 3 like your yellow one, another like this faux coral one & one more that is black & amazingly heavy for its size. Except for the one like this red one, I bou...
The decoration on the cufflink looks like a gingko leaf. Don't know if that helps determine country of origin in any way. The 800 silver rules out Britain & the US.
Blue-green, turquoise & aqua or aquamarine tend to be used interchangeable in ordinary conversation. And I have found that people's idea of the point at which something is closer to green than to blu...
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