Description: A collection of approximately 400 red wax cameos from the 18th century each mounted with gild edge paper and all housed in 6 original French gilt frames.
For the sale of a comparable collection of white plaster cameos see The Sothebys sale: The Bill Blass Collection : A Singular Vision, October 21 2003, Sale N07928 Lot 443.
Location of Origin: Europe / England
Medium/Materials: Red Wax 6 gold leaf frames
Dimensions: Frames - 12in (w) x 16in (h). Intagios - Ranging from 0.5in (w) x 0.5in (h) to 2.5in (w) x 3in (h).
Provenance: Passed down in a New England family which was of French origin and came to the United States in the late 19th century.
Expertise: Red wax intagios are highly sought after by Grand Tour collectors due to their scarcity compared to white plaster intaglios.