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Around 1805, Italian carvers started using shell for their cameo creations which, by the Victorian era, became widely appreciated as an inexpensive medium and optimal for carving. Victorians used shell for less formal cameo ornaments to be worn during the day and agate, onyx or sardonyx for more formal pieces.
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Cameo and Intaglio History

Around 1805, Italian carvers started using shell for their cameo creations which, by the Victorian era, became widely appreciated as an inexpensive medium and optimal for carving. Victorians used shell for less formal cameo ornaments to be worn during the day and agate, onyx or sardonyx for more formal pieces.

Around 1805, Italian carvers started using shell for their cameo creations which, by the Victorian era, became widely appreciated as an inexpensive medium and optimal for carving. Victorians used shell for less formal cameo ornaments to be worn during the day and agate, onyx or sardonyx for more formal pieces.

Cameo and Intaglio History

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Allegory of the Night (?)      Materials: shell, 18 ct gold and garnets.  Date of the cameo: ca 1910  Origin: Italy  Size of the cameo: 1 13/16 x 1 3/8 inch  With frame: 2 1/8 x 1 3/4  Condition: 100% Mint. No cracks or spots.       Magnificent allegory of the Night hearing two child. On the left there is the owl, symbol of the night. The subject could be also the Aurore: in this case we can suppose she leave away the owl-night.

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