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Case

Case

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    1865-1870 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Giuliano, Carlo (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Gold with enamel, glass and gold grains

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Carlo and Arthur Giuliano

  • Museum number:

    26-1896

  • Gallery location:

    Jewellery, Rooms 91, The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery, case 21, shelf A, box 3

This case with enclosed gold grains was given by the London jewellers C. and A. Giuliano to accompany the necklace bequeathed by their father Carlo.
The plaque on the obverse of the case has enamelled borders flanked by cherubs, and an inscription describing the manufacture of a necklace made by Carlo Giuliano in London and bequeathed by him to the Museum in 1895. The necklace (except for the pendant ) was stolen in 1899. The 157,580 gold grains in the case represent the number of grains used to ornament the necklace. Carlo Giuliano (d. 1895), a Neapolitan by birth, worked for the Castellani firm in Italy but moved to London in about 1860.

Physical description

Case, gold, decorated on the obverse with a plaque with enamelled borders flanked by cherubs, with an inscription describing the manufacture of a necklace made by Carlo Giuliano in London and bequeathed by him to the Museum in 1895 (the 157,580 gold grains in the case represent the number of grains used to ornament the necklace).

Place of Origin

London (made)

Date

1865-1870 (made)

Artist/maker

Giuliano, Carlo (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Gold with enamel, glass and gold grains

Dimensions

Height: 7 cm, Width: 9.1 cm, Depth: 1.9 cm

Object history note

Given by Messrs C. and A. Giuliano to accompany the necklace bequeathed by their father.
The plaque on the obverse on the case has enamelled borders flanked by cherubs, and an inscription describing the manufacture of a necklace made by Carlo Giuliano in London and bequeathed by him to the Museum in 1895. The necklace (except for the pendant, no.2 below) was stolen in 1899. The 157,580 gold grains in the case represent the number of grains used to ornament the necklace. Carlo Giuliano (d. 1895), a Neapolitan by birth, worked for the Castellani firm in Italy and is thought to have been set up in business in London by Alessandro Castellani. His early work in London closely resembles Castellani's productions in the classical manner. He later evolved a distinctive style of his own, using stones and enamel to create rich polychromatic effects.

Descriptive line

Case containing gold grains
England, London, about 1865-70; made by Carlo Giuliano (1831-1895)
Gold with enamel, glass and gold grains

Materials

Gold; Enamel; Glass

Techniques

Granulation

Subjects depicted

Putti

Categories

Jewellery; Containers

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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