Michaelangelo's 15 foot high statue of David is one of the world s most famous sculptures, and has inspired many works of art, as it has this finely carved shell cameo. There is even a copy in Copenhagen. I have been able to contact the workshop in Torre del Greco, near naples, where ithe cameo was carved. 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 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. I can be contacted by telephone 020 7629 5060, or from abroad 0044 20 7629 5060 or by email as below. Prices ncludes insured free-of-charge UK/Europe posting for any item, or free-of-charge sending by FedEx world-wide for any item over £500’
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