Sensational, Outstanding, Rarest Commesso Cameo Signed!
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Welcome to everyone! This cameo that I have the pleasure to offer for your joy today, is not an usual cameo. This kind of cameo is called "Commesso" and there is not translation for that word, even in English it is called so. "Commesso" is a technique which started in late sixteenth century Florence. This technique consisted in applying some enamelled gold, or other precious stones on the shell to form a dress, a crown, a jewel and so on, Those decorations were fixed on the back through a gold wire, in a hole in the shell. The "commesso" cameos one must not be confused with the "habille" cameos that only mount a necklace or a diamond into the shell and were typical of the art deco period.The words above are only to specify the technique that a great artist of our days has personalized to make his own artworks. He does not use enameled gold or other metals to create the clothes, the hats, the ornaments, he uses stones as corals, shells, mother of pearls, malachite, lapis-lazuli and so on to create those artworks and he is the only one, well known all over the world, to make those magnificent works. The one I'm presenting you today is a round "Commesso" cameo. The background is made of Black Belgian Marble, then we have pink shell, for the face,grey mother of pearl and red Sardinia coral for her hair. Look how he used the colors of the pink shell to give to her face a ouch of blush on her cheek, amazing! Signed on the bottom with the name of the artist Crescenzo Gaglione, the only one who is able to make artworks like this one. The cameo is from circa 1985, mounted with 18k gold, marked. The size of the cameo is 2" including the bale, only cameo is 1 1/2". This one is unique in the world, you will not find anything like this because each work of that master carver is always unique, even if he use the same technique for his cameos, no cameo is the same of another one, for this reason they are rare and are the most wanted on the market of the vintage and new cameos. This one is tremendously CHIC!!! Image to wear it on a gold chain and the OOOHHHH!and AAAHHHH! of your friends when they will see a magnificent and unique thing like this. This one is absolutely not to be missed, only one in all the world and you could be the most fortunate woman to take it!Enjoy and Thanks for looking!
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