The subject on this antique cameo jewelry carved in Italy over 100 years ago is the sun God Apollo himself seated on his chariot at break of day, bringing daylight into the world rising with AURORA, Ancient Greek goddess of the Dawn.
The scene duplicated on the front of the cameo is a famous scene from the pages of ancient Greek mythology. It can be seen on the ceiling fresco in the "Palazzo Pallavicini-Rospigliosi" in Rome, on the Quirinal Hill. This monumental work, by Guido Reni, was completed in 1613-1614. It measures 280 cm (110 inch) x 700 cm (275 inch). The palace in which it is depicted was built by the Borghese family. Information on FRENCH Antique Cameo Can Be Found Here...
It just so happens that the finest Cameo Jewelry is carved in one of the most beautiful places on earth - Incredible Italy!
The world center for cameo Jewelry carving is Basilio Liverino Torre del Greco in Italy. So I got to thinking.... if i were new to investing in cameo Jewelry I would absolutely love to learn all about Italian cameo Jewelry in Italy, not behind my computer screen! So i decided to offer registered subscriber guests an unforgettable escorted tour of the Cameo Jewelry capital of the world - ITALY - 2017. Purchase cameo Jewelry at discounted prices on tour, immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of Italy while learning all about Cameo Jewelry from the masters of antique Cameo, not to mention have a lot of fun too with like-minded people.
Our escorted cameo travel to Italy tour will take in many of the sights and sounds of Naples, and you will see Cameo jewelry being carved by the Italian masters themselves just like the Victorians did when they traveled on the grand tour over 100 years ago! Return with a deeper understanding and appreciation of cameo art and gain greater knowledge about cameo jewelry , than many of the cameo experts. There is nothing that compares to first-hand, working knowledge and experience. You will also have the chance to invest in Cameo jewelry in Italy and receive helpful guidance (which could save you the cost of the tour) from Cameo and Jewelry experts.
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Technically, the cameo both modern and antique, is a carving made from a single piece of hardstone, coral or shell material. If the carving was created over one hundred years ago, it is offically described as an antique cameo. Cameo over a century old contain two other important qualities not found in its modern day cameo sister; Rarity and Age Appeal.
When a carving is successful, you will not be aware that color has been used deliberately to make the carving pleasing to the eye. Only after examining the composition of a cameo carving is the adroit use of color recognized as a primary reason, that the work of art is so satisfying.
An oval white background can form a background for the design of the cameo, which may be a reddish color for example, of shell or carnelian.
Classic Old Cameos often reveal scenes of classical history, depicted in the form of classical mythology. One of the most famous Cameos in retrospective time, according to the History of Cameo is the legendary - TAZZA FARNESE.
This famous cameo of antiquity can trace it's origins all the way back to 31 BC! The reason that the Tazza Farnese can do this, is because of the material it was carved from - Sard Onyx, a semi-precious stone and relatively hard in comparison on the Mohs Scale.
The popularity of French and Italian Cameo Jewelry is not only due to their incomparable beauty and fine craftsmanship but also the fascinating Ancient Greek mythology that provides the inspiration behind many of the meticulously carved scenes.
4. Schumann, W., Gemstones of the World, Newly Revised & Expanded Third Edition, Sterling Publishing Co., Inc. New York. (First Edition, 1976)
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