Homage to Mucha

Vintage Shell Cameo as Brooch & Pendant set in Gold, Italy ca. 1965


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Unit price €980.00 / piece
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Vintage Shell Cameo as Brooch & Pendant set in Gold, Italy ca. 1965
Vintage Shell Cameo as Brooch & Pendant set in Gold, Italy ca. 1965
Description
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This large round cameo shows the profile of a young lady with ornate jewellery. Large earrings with long pendulums adorn the side of her head and her artfully draped hair also shows ornaments and pearls. Laurel and an ornament that looks like puffed lengths of fabric surround the head of the beauty, who is gazing pensively to the left. The depiction is reminiscent of in famous poster by Alfons Mucha, without copying it, his advertising poster for the Royer printing house from 1899. Mucha (1860-1939) was one of the outstanding representatives of the art of Art Nouveau. His breakthrough came with an occasional work for Sarah Bernhardt, the most famous actress of the turn of the century. Shortly before Christmas 1894, she was looking for an artist who could design an event poster for the play "Gismonda," since her usual contractors had dropped out. Mucha learned of this by chance while visiting a print shop and offered himself. He got the job, and so two weeks later his posters, which were to make him world-famous, were hanging all over Paris. A polished gold setting holds the round cameo in a wrap-around frame, making it wearable as a pendant and as a brooch. The striking, finely detailed carving was created in Italy, in the second half of the 20th century. The setting of gold was then added in Germany. We discovered the piece of jewelry in the west of Germany.
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The art of cameo cutter has survived to this day in Italy, especially in the Bay of Naples, where it has been passed down from generation to generation. Today the Scuola dei Cammei in Torre del Greco is the only large-scale training center for cameo cutters in Italy in the world, but unfortunately the mythological theme has been lost.
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Vintage Shell Cameo as Brooch & Pendant set in Gold, Italy ca. 1965
Homage to Mucha
€ 980.00 *
Content 1 piece
Unit price €980.00 / piece
Incl. VAT, Shipping
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