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

  • Object:

    Design

  • 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.206-2012

  • 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 with a central, large emerald from which depends a pendant tear-shaped pearl, painted in green, pale and navy blue, pink, white and yellow ochre in imitation of emerald, two shades of enamel, rubies and pearls.

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

'Mrs. D. Novissimo'
in pencil on back of card. This probably stands for 'Mrs Daphne Novissimo'.

'D. NOVISSIMO'
in biro on white sticky label on back of card.

Dimensions

Height: 12.8 cm card, Width: 8.7 cm card

Descriptive line

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

Materials

Graphite; Ink; Watercolour; Bodycolour; Card

Techniques

Drawing; Painting

Categories

Jewellery; Designs

Production Type

Design

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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