Dating cameo jewelry
They manifest such consistency and conviction in the shaping of their stately rhythms that all later classical revivals would try, with varying success, to emulate their authoritative designs.And because they mine much the same repertory of images as scenes in other media, it is sometimes possible to reconstruct the compositions of cameos based on fragments.Inscriptions and signatures on intaglios are, therefore, carved in mirror image.About the fifth century , the Greeks introduced stones engraved in projected relief—the antecedents of cameos.Whereas the relief in intaglios is cut into the stone by the drill, in the cameo process the drill cuts away the stone to raise the composition in relief.Ancient cameos are often hard to date accurately owing to the reuse of many compositions, particularly Hellenistic ones.The second photo is the one which recently came into … I have looked at hundreds of cameos without seeing one that resembles mine. They appear to be crudely made, have screw-type backs, the metal parts are irregular and very tarnished. Cameo with initials - Can you tell me anything about this cameo necklace?I was given this as a little girl by my Great Aunt who was a habitual for garage sale junkie.
MAY NOT EVEN BE VEGTABLE IVORY MAY BE SOME OTHER MAN MADE ITEM. IT WAS TO HEAVY, TO SHINY AND WHEN LOOKED AT IT UNDER A LOUPE THERE WERE TINY BEADS WHERE THE POURED LIQUID HAD HARDENED OUTSIDE OF MOLD. Many times if you look close with a loop your can see tiny dark pitted places-this is the natural growth of the coral. CLICK This is a FABULOUS VICTORIAN NECKLACE WITH EARRINGS IN THE ORIGINAL BOX. The bottom cameo is 2 1/2 by 3 The others are 1 1/4 by 1 3/8. FAKE ALERT==IT HAS COME TO MY ATTENTION THERE ARE LAVA CAMEOS BEING MADE NOW THAT LOOK JUST LIKE THE OLD ONES. THERE WERE NO CARVE MARKS AND THE SETTING LOOKED VERY OLD -EVEN HAD SOLDER IN DIFFERENT PLACES. THEY ARE VERY HIGH RELIEF.3 WKS AFTER I SENT THIS BACK THE IDENTICAL CAMEO IN A DIFFERENT FRAME CAME UP ON EBAY FROM ANOTHER STATE.2 DIFFERENT FRAMES,2 DIFFERENT STATES BUT THE SAME HIGH RELIEF LAVA HEAD. Pink conch looks very hard,pinky and will have a white head on pink background. Today shell cameos are still carved in Torre del Greco, a little village at the foot of Mt. Stone cameos are being cut in Ider Oberstein Germany and are being done by laser. These are getting so hard to find cased in their original boxes.