An intaglio is a figure or design carved into a stone or hard material. “Intaglios, cameos, and medals were
popular among collectors in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century. Skilled engravers copied
such artifacts from the classical world, reproductions were made in paste and glass, and collectors bought
them not only for display, but to study classical Greece and Rome.
We love the monochromatic coloration and beautiful sculptural quality of these little cameos. Framed in a simple
frame they take on an art quality and in a collection they can steal the show in a room. Here are some examples
of what these little guys can do!
Here are a few we have at And George….
photo credits: and george, suzanne kasler, world of interior, womack interiors and amy morris.