CAMEO

CAMEO
Today the most popular shells for carving are the bull mouth carnelian shell, Cassis rufa, from the East African coast; this has white and orange or white and brownish-orange layers. The most highly prized shell for carving is the emperor helmet shell, Cassis madagascariensis. This shell has white and dark brown layers and is known as sardonyx shell, and looks similar to the layered agate known as sardonyx. The world centre for cameo carving in shell is Torre del Greco, Italy. The shells are first marked with a series of ovals in a process called signing, then cut into oval blanks for the cameo carver. The actual cameo is mainly cut with a metal scraping tool called a bulino, an invention of Jewish artisan Antonio Cimeniello. A number of metal gravers are used: flat-faced, round and three-cornered. To speed production, grinding wheels are used to quickly remove excess material. When the details are completed, the shell is then soaked in olive oil, cleaned with soap and water and selectively polished with a hand brush. Location - Italy

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  1. CAMEO 40.3X30.6 CARVED OCTAGON

    sku: CC4195
    Special Price £56.00 Regular Price £70.00
  2. CAMEO 35.27.1 CARVED OCTAGON

    sku: CC4196
    Special Price £48.00 Regular Price £60.00
  3. CAMEO 75X56.3 OVAL CARVED SHELL

    sku: CC4201
    Special Price £448.00 Regular Price £560.00
  4. VICTORIAN LAVA STONE CAMEO 30X25 CARVED OVAL

    sku: CC4026
    Special Price £40.00 Regular Price £50.00
  5. VICTORIAN LAVA STONE CAMEO 30X25 CARVED OVAL

    sku: CC4024
    Special Price £40.00 Regular Price £50.00
  6. CAMEO CORNSHELL 40X30 CARVED OCTAGON

    sku: CC3605
    Special Price £48.00 Regular Price £60.00
  7. CAMEO CORNSHELL 40X30 CARVED OCTAGON

    sku: CC3607
    Special Price £48.00 Regular Price £60.00
  8. CAMEO CORNSHELL 40X30 CARVED OCTAGON

    sku: CC3602
    Special Price £48.00 Regular Price £60.00
  9. CAMEO CORNSHELL 40X30 CARVED OCTAGON

    sku: CC3608
    Special Price £48.00 Regular Price £60.00
  10. CAMEO CORNSHELL 40X30 CARVED OCTAGON

    sku: CC3603
    Special Price £48.00 Regular Price £60.00
  11. CAMEO CORNSHELL 40X30 CARVED OCTAGON

    sku: CC3604
    Special Price £48.00 Regular Price £60.00
  12. CAMEO CORNSHELL 45X34 CARVED OVAL

    sku: CC3593
    Special Price £56.00 Regular Price £70.00
  13. CAMEO CORNSHELL 45X34 CARVED OVAL

    sku: CC3594
    Special Price £56.00 Regular Price £70.00
  14. CAMEO CORNSHELL 45X34 CARVED OVAL

    sku: CC3595
    Special Price £56.00 Regular Price £70.00
  15. CAMEO CORNSHELL 35X22 CARVED OCTAGON

    sku: CC3597
    Special Price £40.00 Regular Price £50.00
  16. CAMEO CORNSHELL 40X30 CARVED OCTAGON

    sku: CC3606
    Special Price £48.00 Regular Price £60.00
  17. CAMEO SARDSHELL 35X27 CARVED OVAL

    sku: CC3589
    Special Price £40.00 Regular Price £50.00
  18. CAMEO SARDSHELL 35X27 CARVED OVAL

    sku: CC3590
    Special Price £40.00 Regular Price £50.00
  19. CAMEO CORNSHELL 30X23 CARVED OVAL

    sku: CC3591
    Special Price £28.80 Regular Price £36.00
  20. CAMEO CORNSHELL 30X23 CARVED OVAL

    sku: CC3592
    Special Price £28.80 Regular Price £36.00
  21. CAMEO CORNSHELL 35X22 CARVED OCTAGON

    sku: CC3598
    Special Price £40.00 Regular Price £50.00
  22. CAMEO CORNSHELL 35X22 CARVED OCTAGON

    sku: CC3600
    Special Price £40.00 Regular Price £50.00
  23. CAMEO CORNSHELL 40X30 CARVED OCTAGON

    sku: CC3601
    Special Price £48.00 Regular Price £60.00
  24. CAMEO CORNSHELL 35X27 CARVED OVAL

    sku: CC3587
    Special Price £40.00 Regular Price £50.00
  25. CAMEO CORNSHELL 35X22 CARVED OCTAGON

    sku: CC3596
    Special Price £40.00 Regular Price £50.00
  26. 18X9 OVAL CAMEO CORN

    sku: CA120D
    Special Price £12.00 Regular Price £15.00
  27. 16MM ROUND CAMEO CORN

    sku: CA107
    Special Price £18.00 Regular Price £20.00 As low as £13.50
  28. 12MM ROUND CAMEO SHELL CORN

    sku: CA105
    Special Price £14.40 Regular Price £16.00 As low as £10.80
  29. 14MM ROUND CAMEO SHELL CORN

    sku: CA106
    Special Price £16.20 Regular Price £18.00 As low as £12.15
  30. 10MM ROUND CAMEO SHELL CORN

    sku: CA104
    Special Price £9.00 Regular Price £10.00 As low as £6.75
  31. 11MM ROUND CAMEO SHELL CORN

    sku: CA108
    Special Price £10.80 Regular Price £12.00 As low as £8.10
  32. 8MM ROUND CAMEO SHELL CORN

    sku: CA102
    Special Price £5.40 Regular Price £6.00 As low as £4.05
  33. 9MM ROUND CAMEO SHELL CORN

    sku: CA103
    Special Price £7.20 Regular Price £8.00 As low as £5.40
  34. 6MM ROUND CAMEO SHELL CORN

    sku: CA100
    Special Price £4.50 Regular Price £5.00 As low as £3.38
  35. 7MM ROUND CAMEO SHELL CORN

    sku: CA101
    Special Price £4.95 Regular Price £5.50 As low as £3.65
  36. 20X15 OVAL CAMEO SHELL SARD

    sku: CA152
    Special Price £81.00 Regular Price £90.00
  37. 25X18 OVAL CAMEO SHELL SARD

    sku: CA153
    Special Price £55.80 Regular Price £62.00
  38. 18X13 OVAL CAMEO SHELL SARD

    sku: CA150
    Special Price £16.20 Regular Price £18.00 As low as £12.15
  39. 20X15 OVAL CAMEO SHELL SARD

    sku: CA151
    Special Price £28.80 Regular Price £32.00
  40. 14X12 OVAL CAMEO SHELL SARD

    sku: CA148
    Special Price £14.40 Regular Price £16.00 As low as £10.67
  41. 16X12 OVAL CAMEO SHELL SARD

    sku: CA149
    Special Price £16.20 Regular Price £18.00 As low as £12.02
  42. 14X10 OVAL CAMEO SHELL SARD

    sku: CA147
    Special Price £14.76 Regular Price £16.40 As low as £11.05
  43. 12X9 OVAL CAMEO SHELL SARD

    sku: CA145
    Special Price £10.08 Regular Price £11.20 As low as £7.56
  44. 12X10 OVAL CAMEO SHELL SARD

    sku: CA146
    Special Price £10.80 Regular Price £12.00 As low as £7.74
  45. 10X8 OVAL CAMEO SHELL SARD

    sku: CA143
    Special Price £8.10 Regular Price £9.00 As low as £5.65
  46. 11X9 OVAL CAMEO SHELL SARD

    sku: CA144
    Special Price £8.28 Regular Price £9.20 As low as £6.14
  47. 9X7 OVAL CAMEO SHELL SARD

    sku: CA142
    Special Price £7.56 Regular Price £8.40 As low as £5.53
  48. 7X5 OVAL CAMEO SHELL SARD

    sku: CA140
    Special Price £4.50 Regular Price £5.00 As low as £3.38
  49. 8X6 OVAL CAMEO SHELL SARD

    sku: CA141
    Special Price £7.20 Regular Price £8.00 As low as £5.40
  50. 20X15 OVAL CAMEO SHELL CORN

    sku: CA158
    Special Price £19.20 Regular Price £24.00 As low as £17.28
  51. 16X12 OVAL CAMEO SHELL CORN 3 GRACES

    sku: CA156
    Special Price £17.10 Regular Price £19.00 As low as £15.26
  52. 18X13 OVAL CAMEO SHELL CORN

    sku: CA157
    Special Price £17.92 Regular Price £22.40 As low as £15.97
  53. 14X10 OVAL CAMEO SHELL CORN

    sku: CA155
    Special Price £14.40 Regular Price £16.00 As low as £10.55
  54. 20X15 OVAL CAMEO SHELL CORN

    sku: CA122
    Special Price £18.00 Regular Price £20.00 As low as £13.50
  55. 25X18 OVAL CAMEO SHELL CORN

    sku: CA123
    Special Price £36.00 Regular Price £40.00 As low as £27.00
  56. 16X12 OVAL CAMEO SHELL CORN

    sku: CA119
    Special Price £19.80 Regular Price £22.00 As low as £17.82
  57. 18X9 OVAL CAMEO SHELL CORN

    sku: CA120
    Special Price £13.50 Regular Price £15.00 As low as £9.81
  58. 18X13 OVAL CAMEO SHELL CORN

    sku: CA121
    Special Price £16.20 Regular Price £18.00 As low as £12.15
  59. 16X8 OVAL CAMEO SHELL CORN

    sku: CA131
    Special Price £10.80 Regular Price £12.00 As low as £8.10
  60. 14X10 OVAL CAMEO SHELL CORN

    sku: CA117
    Special Price £12.60 Regular Price £14.00 As low as £9.45
  61. 14X12 OVAL CAMEO SHELL CORN

    sku: CA175
    Special Price £13.50 Regular Price £15.00 As low as £9.86
  62. 12X10 OVAL CAMEO SHELL CORN

    sku: CA116
    Special Price £10.80 Regular Price £12.00 As low as £7.74
  63. 14X7 OVAL CAMEO SHELL CORN

    sku: CA118
    Special Price £9.90 Regular Price £11.00 As low as £7.11
  64. 10X8 OVAL CAMEO SHELL CORN

    sku: CA114
    Special Price £7.56 Regular Price £8.40 As low as £5.65
  65. 11X9 OVAL CAMEO SHELL CORN

    sku: CA115
    Special Price £9.00 Regular Price £10.00 As low as £6.26
  66. 8X6 OVAL CAMEO SHELL CORN

    sku: CA112
    Special Price £7.20 Regular Price £8.00 As low as £5.40
  67. 9X7 OVAL CAMEO SHELL CORN

    sku: CA113
    Special Price £7.56 Regular Price £8.40 As low as £5.53
  68. 7X5 OVAL CAMEO SHELL CORN

    sku: CA111
    Special Price £4.50 Regular Price £5.00 As low as £3.38
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