19th Century Grand Tour Neoclassical Plaster Cameos Collection with Marble Frame
An extraordinary elegant Grand Tour Neoclassical cameos composition, nine oval plaster cameos with Greek philosopher profiles, dating back to early 1800. Cameos are inserted into a shellac polished ebonized wooden panel, mounted within a 20th century white and black marble frame, rectangular shaped, with red profiles.
In the Neoclassic taste depicting Roman and Greek mythology figures as well as famous carvings. Most probably purchased during the early 19th century as Grand Tour objects, they come from a private house of Milan.
Wear consistent with age and use, minor losses and chips on some cameo edges, please see image details.
Cameos measuring 5 centimeters height x 4 centimeters width.
Frame size in centimeters: Height: 30.5 x 30 width x 2,2 d. (Internal measures 23.5 x 22,5).
height: 30.5 (23.5) cm
width: 30 (22,5) cm
depth: 2,2 cm
This is a lovely antique Italian case, the back panel is lined inside with red velvet and golden paper profiles, which could be removed. Dating back to early 1800 and in good used age related condition, with minimal scratched and original patina but replaced glass. This item is usually used to show small collections of miniatures, medals, pocket watches or small items, since inside it has a minimal depth of 3 cm.