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Necklace and pendant

Necklace and pendant

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1865 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Giuliano, Carlo (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Granulated gold

  • Museum number:

    163-1900

  • Gallery location:

    Jewellery, Rooms 91, The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery, case 54, shelf B, box 2 []

The archaeological discoveries of the 19th century led to a greater understanding of ancient jewellery. For the first time, experts could collect, study and publish works on these intricate gold pieces. Intellectuals particularly admired archaeological-style jewellery, often closely copied from surviving finds, from around 1860 until at least the 1880s. Carlo Giuliano, who made this necklace around 1865, worked for the great Castellani firm in Italy before moving to London. His early work in London closely resembles the Castellani pieces in the classical style. The granulated surface of this necklace imitates the work of Etruscan goldsmiths.

Physical description

Necklace, decorated with granulated gold beads, and with a pendant mask of Achelous. Applied plaques with Carlo Giuliano's first mark in conjunction with his second, 'C.G0'. in Roman capitals.

Place of Origin

London (made)

Date

ca. 1865 (made)

Artist/maker

Giuliano, Carlo (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Granulated gold

Marks and inscriptions

'C.G.'
Applied plaques with Carlo Giuliano's first mark in conjunction with his second, in Roman capitals.

Dimensions

Height: 17.5 cm, Width: 14.5 cm, Depth: 2.6 cm

Object history note

Purchased from A&C Giuliano.

Descriptive line

Necklace, decorated with granulated gold beads, and with a pendant mask of Achelous, Carlo Giuliano, England (London), about 1865

Materials

Gold

Subjects depicted

Beards; Masks

Categories

Jewellery; Metalwork; Europeana Fashion Project

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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