Miniature sculptures from a bygone era.
About Balducci Fine Cameos
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About UsWelcome to my shop where you will find some high quality cameos from the nineteenth century and more. My interest in antique cameos stems from my fascination with classical antiquity and mythology and a love of glyptics in general. I have been collecting these wonderful gems for many years, having been first introduced to them by a handful of cameo experts, including Michele Rowan in London, Silvio Righini in Italy, and Jan Campbell in the U.S. I am much indebted to them for their expertise and guidance over the years. They have taught me a lot about these miniature sculptures.
As a serious collector, I have followed a simple principle: select only the highest quality pieces in very good to excellent condition. Having recently retired from a long academic career, I thought it might be fun to open a shop in which I hope to offer some of the finest pieces currently available. If you are a serious collector yourself, you know that the really outstanding cameos carved in the mid to late nineteenth century are getting harder and harder to find, and they are not inexpensive because they are so scarce. I have purchased the great majority of my pieces over a ten year period, more or less, from dealers in the U.S. and abroad.
All items are guaranteed to be authentic. I do my best to provide information about the subject matter and overall condition of each piece. All items come from my personal collection so they have been handled with TLC, loved, and carefully protected from the elements. I continue to look for the cream-of-the-crop pieces to add to the shop on a regular basis. You can rest assured that any item you purchase from me will be carefully boxed and promptly shipped to you for you to enjoy. Cameo jewelry has been a life-long passion, and I am excited about this new venture on Rubylane! Have fun browsing! 3-month layaways are gladly arranged so don't hesitate to ask! See the "terms of sale" section for more information.