'David' shell cameo
The cameo is signed on the front FRULIO and on the back a script monogram GS. The engraver was Tammaro Frulio, in the 1970s, and the monogram on the back is that of the grandfather of the present proprietor, Gaetano Scognamiglio, who used to sign the backs of the cameos before handing them over to the individual carvers.
The cameo is quite large - 2 3/8 inches: 60 mm in height, and is unmounted. It could be made into a brooch or pendant by the additon of a pin or pendant loop (or both) at some extra cost. Alternatively, it could be framed - like the little work of art it is.
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N.Bloom & Son , london , UNITED KINGDOM
N.Bloom & Son was established by my maternal grandfather in 1912. I have run the business since 1971. I specialise in high-quality old jewellery, mostly late 19th and 20th century, of interesting and unusual design. After having a succession of shops in the West End over forty years, and having a achieved a high reputation and profile with the public, I decided to close my last shop in 2005, and now I trade solely over the internet, or by person-to-person contact with clients.
FREEPOST IAN HARRIS - N.BLOOM & SON
T: 020 7629 5060
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