cameo

Gemstone, hardstone or shell cut to reveal a design in relief. Cameos were originally made from gemstones with different coloured layers to provide a contrasting background. They were widespread in the Roman era and revived during the Italian renaissance and neoclassical period. Shell cameos were carved with Classical-style portraits and mythologic …...

Cameo

A style of carving in which the design motif is left and the surrounding surface is cut away leaving the design in relief. Cameos in jewelry are often made of shell, although hard stone cameos such as sardonyx are more valuable. Cameos have been carved from ancient times, and ancient motifs such as the goddess Athena or a Baccante or follower of Ba...
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cameo

A coin, usually a Proof strike, with a frosted or satiny central device surrounded by a mirrorlike field.
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cameo

[n] - engraving or carving in low relief on a stone (as in a brooch or ring)
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Cameo

Similar to Hochschnitt, but using two or more layers of cased glass in different colours, the outer layer(s) being cut away to leave a design in relief (often flowers)
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Cameo

Cam'e·o noun ; plural Cameos . [ It cammeo ; akin to French camée , camaïeu , Spanish camafeo , Late Latin camaeus , camahutus ; of unknown origin.] A carving in relief, esp. one on a small scale used as a jewel for personal adornment, or li...
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cameo

noun engraving or carving in low relief on a stone (as in a brooch or ring)
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Cameo

• (n.) A carving in relief, esp. one on a small scale used as a jewel for personal adornment, or like.
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cameo

hard or precious stone carved in relief, or imitations of such stones in glass (called pastes) and mollusk shell. The cameo is usually a gem ... [5 related articles]
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Cameo

A style of carving in which the design motif is left and the surrounding surface is cut away, leaving the design in relief. Cameos are still made today in Italy.
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Cameo

Devices in relief or embossed. Cartwheel
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Cameo

Strong distinction in the surface appearance of foreground devices relative to the field. Proof coins often exhibit this feature.
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Cameo

a gemstone having layers of different colours, such as cornelian or sardonyx, cut to show in low relief the design and background in contrasting colours. It is the opposite of an intaglio.
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cameo

cameo (kăm'ēō) , small relief carving, usually on striated precious or semiprecious stones or on shell. The design, often a portrait head, is commonly cut in the light-colored vein, and the dark one is left as the background. Glass of two colors in layers may be cameo-cut; a fa...
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Cameo

When a star is not billed in a film but makes a special appearance at the request of the producer or director for a brief moment or comment. Prime examples include Alfred Hitchcock's `cameo` appearances in some of his films most often at the beginning (man on the street appearances). It was an interesting device often used to increase box-office po...
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Cameo

Cameo is a general name for all gems cut in relief, in contradistinction to those hollowed out, or intaglios. More particularly, a cameo is a gem composed of several different-coloured layers having a subject in relief cut upon one or more of the upper layers, an under layer of a different colour forming the ground. Eor this purpose the ancients us...
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Cameo

Cameo is a variety of apple.
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Cameo

This new apple with an old-world name was discovered as a chance seedling in the late 1980s in Washington state. Cameo makes its appearance beginning in October. It bears red stripes over a cream-colored background. Extra-crispy Cameo has a sweet-tart taste. This apple resists browning, making it a natural choice for salads and fruit trays. Cooks, ...
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cameo

A gemstone or shell cut to reveal a design in relief. Cameos were originally made from gemstones with different coloured layers to provide a contrasting background. Widespread in the roman era and during the italian renaissance and neoclassical periods. Shell cameos were carved with classical portraits and mythological scenes in Naples and Rome dur...
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Cameo

[apple] The Cameo is a cultivar of apple, discovered by chance by the Caudle family in a Dryden, Washington orchard in 1987. Its parentage is uncertain; it may be a cross between a Red Delicious and a Golden Delicious, since it was found near orchards of those fruits; it also appears similar to the original Delicious cultivar. It is bright ...
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Cameo

[carving] Cameo is a method of carving an object such as an engraved gem, item of jewellery or vessel made in this manner. It nearly always features a raised (positive) relief image; contrast with intaglio, which has a negative image. Originally, and still in discussing historical work, cameo only referred to works where the relief image wa...
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Cameo

A style of carving in which the design motif is left and the surrounding surface is cut away leaving the design in relief. Cameos in jewelry are often made of shell, although hard stone cameos such as sardonyx are more valuable. Cameos have been carved from ancient times, and ancient motifs such as the goddess Athena or a Baccante or follower of Ba...
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cameo

A miniature relief carving on a stone, almost always a portrait of a woman in side-profile. Two colour cameos are achieved by layering a different coloured substrate under the stone that will be carved
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Cameo

A gem or shell material--usually with two or moredistinct colored layers. The top layer is carved in relief andthe bottom layer acts as a contrasting background.
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cameo

Gem with a design or figure carved out of the stone, and raised above the background layer
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