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Cameo Cutting

By John B. Marsh
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Table of Contents
  • Cameo Cutting
  • INTRODUCTION.
  • CONTENTS.
  • HANDBOOK TO CAMEO-CUTTING.
  • Shell Cameo-Cutting.
  • Shell Cameos in the Museums.
  • Appearance of the Conch-shell.
  • Adaptability of the Art.
  • Cost of Pieces of Shell.
  • Carved Pumice-stone.
  • Mounting Pieces of Shell.
  • Drawing the Design.
  • The Tools.
  • The Use of the Holdfast.
  • Process of Working.
  • Working by Night.
  • Polishing.
  • Sharpening the Tools.
  • Cost of Appliances.
  • Decline in the Fashion of Wearing Cameos.
  • Cameo-Cutting Highly Recommended.
  • Derivation of the Word “Cameo.”
  • A Teacher at Work.
  • Lessons by Correspondence.
  • Is there a Market?
  • Designs.
  • Transcriber’s Notes
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