This is for the purchase of a Rare 1980's Signed Gennaro Borriello Vintage Cameo of the Birth of Venus by Botticelli. The item in the photos is the actual item being purchased. I am not a jeweler nor expert on Cameos or Borriello. I have done extensive online research to include Cameo expert opinions, eBay, Etsy, Collectible Sites...etc. I have done my best to describe the Cameo accurately but after you view the photos, I highly recommend contacting me with any questions prior to purchasing.
Some of the below information has been borrowed from ( thecameocollection.com ) along with a wonderful and reputable reseller of both Vintage and Antiques. They also carry a incredible Borriello Cameo of the beautiful Italian Goddess Diana ( https://www.rubylane.com/item/669694-6617/Vintage-14K-Gold-Gennaro-Borriello-Italian ).
> Cameo Artist is ROLZ; Master Carver Gennaro Borriello signs the back of every cameo he sells, also checking the finer details of each carving. The finishing touches he adds to a piece have been known to transform a beautiful cameo into a superb piece of art.
> Borriello has gained world-renown as one of Italy's leading Italian Cameo Makers. He is responsible for selecting the subject of each cameo produced by his artists. His men work from their homes, not a factory, etching the detail into each shell at their own pace.
> Hallmarks on the reverse of the frame shows 14Kt followed by the typical Borriello mark which includes a star-shape, the numbers 599 and the letters NA. (The latter mark is an official Italian mark. It always begins with the star and is followed by the smith number (in this case 599) and the provence abbreviation. The NA in this mark stands for NAPLES, ITALY)
> Subject- Botticelli's Birth of Venus (She stands in the open of an Oyster Shell born from the Sea). The details of her flowing hair almost appear as though the wind is actually blowing and she is stepping out of the Cameo.
> Shape- Rare Triangular Shape providing the necessary form to highlight Venus.
> Frame- 14 karat yellow-gold surrounded by an extremely narrow twisted rope accent. This is finally surrounded by a flowing frame of smooth gold.
> Attachment- Beautiful and simple hinged bale near the top along with a roll-over safety clasp. Clasp works as expected and is tight.
> Measurements- 1 1/4" tall or 1 1/2" tall when bale is extended; 1 1/4" wide x 5/16" deep from front of cameo to reverse of brooch clasp.
> Weight- Approximately 6.8 grams (0.24 oz)
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