I apologize if, for every subject, I show many and large pictures (macro). Perhaps also too many!! To someone it can cause annoyance and seem boring, but this work is made in your interest. For honesty and respect for you, everything which I write in the presentation and description of the piece, I try and I hope to be able to demonstrate it and to evidence it with the pictures.
Large pictures, (macro) can't lie, they evidence the beautiful particulars to see but also the defects that a serious dealer, absolutely does not have to try to hide.
The pictures represent the only serious and concrete way for giving real meaning to the written words.
With various angles-shot and variations of lights and shadows I try to put in evidence even the tiniest particular, the eventual imperfections and the beauty of the facial features, of the body, of hair, of the clothes, of the objects and animals in the cameo.
The face expression, the muscles of the face, of the neck, of the body, the right proportions then and the three-dimensionality of the piece, represent a true added value exclusively due to the skill, today lost, of great '800 masters carvers.
The beautiful is always beautiful.
It is not necessary to be expert in order to appreciate it, but having the opportunity, through the large (macro) pictures, to observe, to analyze and to estimate all those aspects above mentioned, it will be easy for you to value if you are looking at a true museum quality piece, an artwork or a low quality piece and eventually to better invest your money.
Only in this way to your personal pleasure to own an unique and high quality piece, through the years, you'll be able to add the pleasure of a sure increment of value to your investment. For more information, please, read the pages in the "About Cameos" section of this site.
Thanks for your kind attention, Jenny.