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Paoletti Impronte, ‘Mussei Diversi’, Rome c1800

$ 385
  • Description
    $385.00 each, framed

    Original nineteenth century plaster cameo seals. Two examples.

    These ‘Grand Tour’ souvenirs were brought home by wealthy European travellers. Rome was the ultimate destination and a tour of the treasures contained in its many museums complemented a young man’s education. Collecting boxes and faux bindings containing plaster casts of ancient gems was a fashionable pastime and a valuable ‘aide memoir’ of the mythologies, gods and historical events depicted on the delicate cameos.

    Presented in hand-gilded shadow box frames, lined with fine hand-made english marbled paper.

    Framed size: 263 x 170 mm (10 1/4 x 6 3/4 inches)
  • More Information
    Documentation: Documented elsewhere (similar item)
    Period: 19th Century
    Creation Date: 1800
    Styles / Movements: Other
    Incollect Reference #: 478343
  • Dimensions
    W. 6.75 in; H. 10.25 in;
    W. 17.15 cm; H. 26.04 cm;
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