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Hardstone Onyx Cameo of a Gentleman on an 18K Easel Signed Louis Zoellner

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Louis Zellner (1852-1934) was reputed to be the last great cameo carver in the United States. He was well known for carving fine cameos in sardonyx, jasper, moonstone and onyx. Some of his subjects were President Hayes and his wife (which can be found the The Met), Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, William Cullen Bryant, Edwin Booth, Commodore Vanderbilt, President Washington, President Lincoln and President Garfield. Some pieces would take him 3 to 5 years to complete.

The cameo was hand carved from one piece of onyx. The top layer is off white in color and the bottom layer is translucent red.

Weight: 20.6 grams
Measurements: 1 1/2" long x 1 1/8" wide x 7/16" deep
Condition: excellent


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Reviewed by Frances Woods
5 out of 5 stars
Dec 19, 2017
Absolutely wonderful seller to work with; goes the extra mile. Shipped fast and the ring is even prettier than the photos. Well made piece with a reasonable price. Seller kept me advised through every step of my purchase. You can buy from this seller with complete confidence.
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Hardstone Onyx Cameo of a Gentleman on an 18K Easel Signed Louis Zoellner

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  • Vintage item from the 1920s
  • Materials: onyx, 18k, 18 karat
  • Feedback: 8 reviews
  • Favorited by: 2 people
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