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Cameos old & new [3d ed.] by Anna M. Miller

Cameos old & new [3d ed.] (2002)

by Anna M. Miller

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This is a wonderful guide to cameos. The text gives information on identifying cameos, detecting fakes, as well as the history of the cameo including techniques for manufacture, popular materials, and contemporary developments.

The book has hundreds of pictures. The one complaint that I coudl make is that most are black and white, but there is a nice collection section with some exquisite specimans. For the most parts, cameos are one of the things that can be fairly well portrayed in black-and-white, but these pictures show the subtle effects that color can have.

Adding to the information is a chronology of cameo and stone-carving in Europe, a glossary, an extensive bibliography and an index. ( )
  juglicerr | Oct 18, 2009 |
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There are at least four editions of this book: 1991 (ISBN: 0442002785), 1998 (ISBN: 0943763177), 2002 (ISBN: 0943763363), 2009 (ISBN: 9780943763606, 0943763606). My attempts to separate them have met with mixed success.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0943763363, Paperback)

Critical and up-to-the-minute information for the novice, advanced collector, jewelry dealer, curator and appraiser—for all who buy and sell cameos, or who are just fascinated by them.

Antiques Roadshow Book Club Selection

Since ancient times, cameo making has allowed artists of every era to capture and reflect on the history, literature and lore of their culture. Today, the allure of finely carved cameos is drawing a new generation of both savvy collectors and gifted artists who are captivated by their transcendental elegance.

This first and only comprehensive reference guide offers valuable information on:

Where to successfully hunt for cameos How to separate old from new, imitation and newer synthetic materials from original shell and stone cameos How to differentiate between ultrasonically produced and hand-carved cameos

Richly illustrated with many new cameo photographs, this new edition will facilitate the recognition and evaluation of quality in cameos and increase your confidence in buying and selling cameos with:

Key factors for defining value Information on how to buy cameos from retailers and antique dealers, via the Internet or at auction A clear explanation of The MasterValuer Program™ of Quality Ranking that serves as a vital guide for use when evaluating cameos An extensive review of outstanding contemporary cameo artists throughout the world, their style, subject matter, unique and identifiable techniques, contact information … and more

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