Grand Tour Intaglios Medallions

 

Grand Tour Cameos Intaglio date back to the 18th and 19th century - before photography, when they were introduced for wealthy travelers to collect as keepsakes - in much the same way as we collect souvenirs from our travels, today.

Popular in the neoclassical period, and once regarded as a signal of wealth, Intaglios have been admired for hundred of years. Original collections now sell for many thousands of pounds at Bonhams and other auction houses. But our reproduction versions can give your home the same elegant look for a fraction of the cost.

The Grand Tour Intaglios - specifically, are named after a long tour through Switzerland, Italy and France, which was undertaken by educated scholars and well-to-do Gentleman in the 17th, 18th and 19th Century. Grand Tour Intaglios were their version of the modern-day postcard, so they could take a little representation of each of the countries they visited during their tour.

Intaglios were also used by similarly wealthy aristocrats to seal important letters and documents. We have included framed nautical Intaglios seals, Intaglios medallion seals and Grand Tour Intaglios seals in our exclusive online collection.

Kevin McCloud, of Grand Designs fame, made a documentary series - for Channel 4 - entitled Kevin McCloud’s Grand Tour of Europe, in which he explored the history and cultural significance of this gap-year style tour that was taken by many notable artists, architects and aristocrats.

We’re extremely passionate about our range of Grand Tour Intaglios, which are all hand-cut and carved by our skilled craftsmen at our workshop in Devon, and reproduced from original plaster miniatures. They are available in a variety of different shapes, sizes and designs - including ancient Greek and Roman deities, architectural detail and mythological figures. And you can choose to order them individually, in loose collections, or framed - as they would have been in aristocratic Gentleman’s homes in the 18th and 19th Centuries. Please browse our Grand Tour Intaglios Medallions gallery for more.

 

1 Boxed intaglio cameo display cabinet

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6 Miniature Fine Art Antique Italian Roman resin Pictorial Sculpture Plaques

"A Fine Art Antique Italian Roman Style resin Pictorial Sculpture Display Plaques Museum "

FINE ART ANTIQUE ITALIAN ROMAN  RESIN PICTORIAL SCULPTURE DISPLAY PLAQUES

6 Fine Art Antique Italian Roman Style resin Pictorial Sculpture  Wall display Plaques Museum Grade. 
With 6 pictorial scenes of the Roman senate & Centurion soldiers, horses & chariots civilizations. 
Set on a black frame with hooks on rear to display
Offered in fine condition.Brand new. unused.
Circa 20th century.
Dimensions in Inches Length of each plaque is 8 and a 1/2 inches x Width 2 and a 1/4 inches Approx

 

 

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John Henning miniature Horsemen and marshall Parthenon Frieze.

The Parthenon was built as a temple dedicated to Athena, the patron goddess of Athens, between 447 and 438BC.

A frieze almost 160 ,metres in length and 1 metre high, ran around the upper part of the colonnade. The scenes depicted are thought to represent the great festival which took place every four years in which the goddess Athena was presented with a new peplos( sacred robe) on her birthday, This reduced size cast was produced using moulds made by scottish sculptor John  Henning (1771-1851), Henning produced a series or reductions of scenes from the frieze making someadditions and restorations of his own.

Miniaturised masterpiece from the classical world.

This panel comes from the Parthenon and retain all the liveliness and details of the originals.

Superb as paperweights, propped on a desk or table or for a focal point for a wall.

Size is Length 8 and a 1/2 inches x width 2 and a 1/4 inches approx.

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Set of 50 Grand Tour medallions

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Set of 38 grand tour medaiilions 

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Set of 6 framed Grand Tour intaglios with various themes.

Size of frames are 7 x 7 inches approx.

Would look great in any room, hotel lobby

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Set of 6 framed Grand Tour intaglios with various themes.

Size of frames are 7 x 7 inches approx.

Would look great in any room, hotel lobby

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Set of 4 framed Grand Tour intaglios with various themes.

Size of frames are 7 x 7 inches approx.

Would look great in any room, hotel lobby

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Set of 4 framed Grand Tour intaglios with various themes.

Size of frames are 7 x 7 inches approx.

Would look great in any room, hotel lobby

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5 Grand Tour Intaglios in ornate frame

Frame size H 11 x width 9 inches approx

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2 Framed portrait intaglios

Frame size 17 cms sq

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2 Framed nautical intaglios

Frame size 17 cms sq depth 3cms

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2 Framed chariot intaglios

Frame size 17 cms sq

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1 Framed cherub intaglio

Frame size 17 cms sq

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2 Framed intaglios

Frame size 17 cms sq

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1 Framed intaglio

Frame size 17 cms sq

Intaglio size 8cms sq

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Set of 19 Grand Tour Intaglios

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Set of 11 reproduced modern miniatures plaster grand tour cameos intaglio medallions seals.

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11 Grand tour intaglios seals

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Set of 8 reproduced modern miniatures plaster grand tour cameos intaglio medallions seals.

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Set of 100 reproduced modern miniatures plaster grand tour cameos intaglio seals
 medallions which were an international phenomenon during the grand tours between the 18th and 19th centuries before photography when wealthy travellers had them carved for them and bought them as keepsakes  thrus giving huge revival of interest in the world called the neo-classical period
These would also look great displayed in a  case or split into small groups

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Set of 9 reproduced miniature plaster grand tour cameos intaglio coins
The sizes are approx Diam 2 and a 1/4

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2 reproduced miniature plaster grand tour cameos intaglio seals.

Diam of each one is 3 and a 1/4 inches and the other 4 are 2 and a 1/4 in diam

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Set of 14 reproduced miniature plaster grand tour cameos intaglios seals.



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Set of 28 reproduced miniature plaster grand tour cameos intaglios seals

 medallions which were an international phenomenon during the grand tours between the 18th and 19th centuries before photography when wealthy travellers had them carved for them and bought them as keepsakes  thrus giving huge revival of interest in the world called the neo-classical period
These would also look great displayed in a  case or split into small groups


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Set of 41 reproduced miniature plaster grand tour cameos intaglio seals
medallions which were an international phenomenon during the grand tours between the 18th and 19th centuries before photography when wealthy travellers had them carved for them and bought them as keepsakes  thrus giving huge revival of interest in the world called the neo-classical period
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Set of 37 reproduced miniature plaster grand tour cameos intaglios medallions seals

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Set of 9 reproduced portrait miniature plaster grand tour cameos intaglio seals.
Size of each one is approx at 2.5 inch.


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Set of 15 reproduced miniature plaster grand tour cameos intaglio seals.

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Set of 9 reproduced modern miniatures plaster grand tour cameos intaglio medallions seals.
The largest in middle is approx 3 and a 1/4 in diam.

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