Or are you looking for Search the Archives?

Please complete the form to email this item.

Scarf pin

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1865-1870 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Giuliano, Carlo (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Gold, with powder granulation

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Carlo Giuliano

  • Museum number:

    14-1896

  • Gallery location:

    Jewellery, Rooms 91, The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery, case 21, shelf A, box 7

The granulation, or fine surface texture of minute grains of gold on this scarf pin, was copied from the Etruscan technique. Although the precise method was not mastered by 19th century goldsmiths a similar effect was achieved.

Intellectuals particularly admired archaeological-style jewellery, often closely copied from surviving finds, from around 1860 until at least the 1880s.
Carlo Giuliano, a Neapolitan by birth, worked for the great Castellani firm in Italy before moving to London in about 1860. 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. Carlo Giuliano's first mark, 'CG' in monogram, was based on the monogram of the Castellani firm.

Physical description

Gold scarf pin with a granulated head.

Place of Origin

London (made)

Date

ca. 1865-1870 (made)

Artist/maker

Giuliano, Carlo (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Gold, with powder granulation

Dimensions

Height: 9.2 cm, Width: 1 cm, Depth: 1 cm

Object history note

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

Gold scarf pin with a granulated head, made by Carlo Giuliano, England (London), ca. 1865-1870

Materials

Gold

Techniques

Granulation (metal decorating)

Subjects depicted

Granulation (metal decorating)

Categories

Jewellery; Europeana Fashion Project

Collection

Metalwork Collection

Large image request

Please confirm you are using these images within the following terms and conditions, by acknowledging each of the following key points:

Please let us know how you intend to use the images you will be downloading.