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

  • Object:


  • Date:

    1874-1890 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    graphite, pen and ink and bodycolour on card

  • Credit Line:

    The gift of Dr Jacqueline Egerton

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

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

This is a presentation drawing of a gold bracelet decorated with a cabochon (domed) ruby surrounded by pearls and green enamel triangles. 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 1875-1885. 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 bracelet with a large, pink cabochon ruby in the centre surrounded by pearls and at either side a row of pearls shaped like an arrow head within which is a row of three emeralds in triangles. The design is painted in yellow ochre, pink and white to imitate gold, a ruby, and pearls.


1874-1890 (made)


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

Materials and Techniques

graphite, pen and ink and bodycolour on card

Marks and inscriptions

'Linda / Robinson / neé / Novissimo / 3'
In hanwriting in blue pencil and biro on the back of the card.


Height: 6.1 cm card, Width: 14.6 cm card

Descriptive line

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


Graphite; Ink; Bodycolour; Card


Drawing; Painting


Jewellery; Designs

Production Type



Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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