castings (reproduction)

Three boxed sets of cameos. Container designed like a book, each containing 12 white plaster cameos. The book is made of wood and covered in red leather. The cameos are made of plaster and decorated with gold leaf. Each is numbered on the side. A handwritten inscription in Italian on the inside cover of the box lists the identities of the persons depicted. An inscription by the maker reads: 'Si fanno in Roma do Paoletti Mastrozzi via condotti N. 82'.

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