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Shell Cameos: Miniature Art Forms

Posted on June 17, 2016 at 11:27 am

Cameos date back centuries with examples crafted of various materials such as shell, stone, lava, celluloid, and glass. This article focuses on the shell cameos of the 19th century which found favor during Queen Victoria’s reign.  Worn by both men and women, cameos were appreciated by Napoleon who...
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