Nicolas MORELLI (1771-1838). Italian school....

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Nicolas MORELLI (1771-1838). Italian school....

Nicolas MORELLI (1771-1838). Italian school. "King Jerome Bonaparte in profile". Gold and enamel brooch featuring an oval two-tone agate cameo, signed under the neck "Morelli". 45 x 30 mm. Weight: 16g. B.E. Early 19th century. Biography: Nicola Morelli (1771-1838). A Roman artist and member of the Academy of Saint Luke and the Congregation of Virtuososos in the Pantheon, Nicola Morelli is one of the most famous cameo engravers of his time. "Among the most famous lithoglyphs or hard stone engravers, who today practice their art in Italy, Mr. Nicolas MORELLI is mainly considered to be Mr. Nicolas MORELLI, he has just executed two very fine cameos, one for Mr. de DEMIDOF (...). Mr. Morelli made, for the august mother of His Majesty the Emperor Napoleon, a necklace made of ten stones that depicts the portraits of the princes of the imperial family. "Provenance: Descendance of Marshal Davout, Duke of Auerstaedt, Prince of Eckmühl.
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