Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Colored Intaglios

Have you ever seen framed, colored intaglios? I recently saw them for the first time in the dining room of The Jefferson. Makes me wonder - are these colored plaster, Coral or Carnelian?

These two images are from a French blog here - the first image is a collection of both cameo and itaglios. These were noted as coming from the collection of the late Yves Saint Laurent.
Have you seen intaglios that aren't the typical white?

9 comments:

monkeygrasshill said...

I'm so glad you are writing about this! I had just bought one at an estate sale when that first photo of them framed was printed. I tried to do a little research but came up with nothing. I guess they are some kind of wax seals?.... The color is so different. If anyone can get to the bottom of this you can.

FYI- I have since turned mine into a cuff bracelet that will be up on my jewelry website this week.

Teresa@Splendid Sass said...

I have never seen these pieces that I know of. I could have seen them and thought they were cameos. Very interesting. I hope that you can find out and share. I am curious to find out more about them. They are beautiful, and I love the colors.
Have a nice day.
Teresa

Wilson Parker said...

It really looks elegant. Wish I can have something like that at home.

pretty pink tulips said...

I have actually not seen these yet. Love the evolution of the things we love.

Amanda said...

I love the cameos from YSL's collection. What I wouldn't do to get my hands on one of those! :)

the.neo.lifestyle said...

they are wonderful. it's even nice we don't know from what they are made, it makes us dream :-)

mmmm the YSL sales, i look once a week at least at the catalogues.

kayce hughes said...

Yes. I have ones just like that. They were my very first antique purchase over 20 years ago.

monkeygrasshill said...

I thought you might like to see what mine looks like --
http://jlojewelry.blogspot.com/2010/09/her-many-lives.html

Marnie said...

cameos framed - what a clever idea - my grandmother's cameo that i now own has a small loop at the top so i hang it on necklace - so much more 21st c than pinned on a dress -

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