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Earrings

Earrings

  • Place of origin:

    London, England (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1865-ca. 1870 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Carlo Giuliano, born 1826 - died 1895 (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Gold

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Carlo and Arthur Giuliano

  • Museum number:

    169&A-1900

  • Gallery location:

    Jewellery, room 91, case 21, shelf D, box 4

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These earrings were presented to the Museum by Carlo and Arthur Giuliano, the sons of the maker. 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

Pair of earrings, gold openwork of stylised floral trellis, with applied pellets and articulated fringe. Plaque with Giuliano's first mark.

Place of Origin

London, England (made)

Date

ca. 1865-ca. 1870 (made)

Artist/maker

Carlo Giuliano, born 1826 - died 1895 (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Gold

Marks and inscriptions

'CG'

Dimensions

[Earring] Height: 7.2 cm, Width: 1.9 cm, Depth: 0.9 cm
[Earring] Height: 7.2 cm, Width: 1.9 cm, Depth: 0.9 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.

Carlo Giuliano's first mark, CG in monogram, was based on the monogram of the Castellani firm.

Descriptive line

Pair of earrings, gold openwork of stylised floral trellis, and articulated fringing, Carlo Giuliano, England (London), about 1865-70

Materials

Gold

Subjects depicted

Flowers; Floral patterns; Trellis; Openwork

Categories

Jewellery

Collection code

MET

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