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    Victorian Turquoise, Half-Pearl, Gold Bangle, Carlo Giuliano
    The hinged bangle features sugarloaf-cut turquoise measuring 1.90 x 1.90 mm to 2.60 x 2.60 mm, enhanced by turquoise cabochons measuring 2.00 - 2.15 mm, complemented by half-pearls measuring 3.65 - 4.05 mm, set in 18k gold, marked C.G. for Carlo Giuliano. Gross weight 38.80 grams.
    Dimensions: 6-1/2 inches x 1 inch

    Condition Report*: Colored Gems:
    Type(s): Turquoise
    Shape(s): Sugarloaf-cut
    Count: 1 - 25

    Count: 6
    Size: 3.65 - 4.05 mm

    Pearl: 1
    Type: Natural
    Shape: Half Pearl
    Color: White
    Overtone: Rose
    Luster: Good
    Surface: Slightly Blemished


    Overall Condition: Good
    Condition Notes: This remarkable Renaissance Revival Giuliano bangle has marks "6P4" which are known to exist on only one other Giuliano piece. A wonderful collector's item in good condition for its age. Formerly owned by Vera Caldwell, given as a gift by her father, notable Scottish scientist William Caldwell to his wife, heiress Margaret Watt. Caldwell went to Australia on behalf of the Royal Society to investigate whether the platypus laid eggs. Gold tests as 18k. Two jump rings near the clasp may have once held a safety chain. Small areas of tarnish commensurate with age.
    Carlo Giuliano (1835 - 1895): A Naples raised goldsmith and jeweler who specialized in Archeological and Renaissance Revival jewelry. He worked under the tutelage of Alessandro Castellani for whom he established a London branch of the Casa Castellani. Giuliano left the firm in 1867 and worked for a succession of London’s leading jewelers including Robert Phillips, Harry Emanuel, Hunt & Roskell, and Hancocks & Co. In 1875 he set out on his own, opening a retail shop at 115 Piccadilly. Giuliano referred to himself as an Art Jeweler placing the importance of art and design beyond the value of precious gemstones. As a craftsman he embraced the use of ancient techniques and tools such as granulation, die-stamping and handmade loop-in-loop chains often paired with enamel techniques such as champlevé, basse-taille and en ronde bosse to create his masterpieces. His sons Arthur and Carlo inherited the family business which they ran until 1914.

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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    April, 2017
    3rd Monday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 7
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