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Design - Jewellery Design
  • Jewellery Design
    Novissimo, Pasquale, born 1844 - died 1914
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Jewellery Design

  • Object:

    Design

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    1874-1890 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Novissimo, Pasquale, born 1844 - died 1914 (maker)
    Carlo and Arthur Giuliano

  • Materials and Techniques:

    graphite, pen and ink, watercolour, and bodycolour on card

  • Credit Line:

    The gift of Dr Jacqueline Egerton

  • Museum number:

    E.204-2012

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case MD, shelf 45

This is a presentation drawing of a pendant, a piece of jewellery to be hung from a chain around the neck. The drawing was intended to show a client what the jewellery would look like before the piece was finally made up. It is by Pasquale Novissimo (1844-1914) who was chief designer to the jewellery manufacturer, Carlo Giuliano (1826-95). He worked for Giuliano from the opening of the Piccadilly branch in London from 1874 until just before his death in 1914. Novissimo created this drawing about 1874-1890. Before designing for Giuliano, Pasquale designed stage jewellery for an Italian opera company while travelling with his brother, Giovanni, who was a member of the company.

Physical description

Design for a pendant painted in green, pink and white to imitate emeralds, rubies, and pearls on an ochre ground to imitate gold.

Place of Origin

London (made)

Date

1874-1890 (made)

Artist/maker

Novissimo, Pasquale, born 1844 - died 1914 (maker)
Carlo and Arthur Giuliano

Materials and Techniques

graphite, pen and ink, watercolour, and bodycolour on card

Marks and inscriptions

'Linda / Robinson / neé /Novissimo/ 13'
in biro on back of card support.

Dimensions

Height: 11.7 cm card support, Width: 9 cm card support

Descriptive line

Design for a pendant, by Pasquale Novissimo. ca. 1874-1890.

Materials

Graphite; Ink; Bodycolour; Card; Watercolour

Techniques

Drawing; Painting

Categories

Jewellery; Designs

Production Type

Design

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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