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Italian carvers began using shell for their creations around 1805. the Victorian Era

Shell Carved Cameo- Italian carvers began using shell for their creations around the Victorian Era, shell had become appreciated as a medium that was easily carved and inexpensive.

The cameos were carved onto Emperor Helmet shells (cassis madagascariensis), considered the most highly prized shell for carving.  Carved in 17th century Italy.

The cameos were carved onto Emperor Helmet shells (cassis madagascariensis), considered the most highly prized shell for carving. Carved in century Italy.

Ancient arts of Glyptics

Diana at the hunt. Italy 1850 Carved helmet shell (Kim the ultimate cameo.

Antique Italian Carved Cameo w Whole Conch Shell Beautiful Woman w Dove No Res | eBay

ANTIQUE ITALIAN CARVED CAMEO W/ WHOLE CONCH SHELL BEAUTIFUL WOMAN W/ DOVE No Res

Antique Italian Carved Cameo w Whole Conch Shell Beautiful Woman w Dove No Res

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