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    Victorian Cave Pearl, Gold Necklace, Carlo Giuliano
    The Archeological Revival necklace was created with a high karat gold loop-in-loop chained ribbon suspending "cave pearls" topped to resemble amphorae. The necklace is accompanied by its original signed Carlo Giuliano fitted leather box. Gross weight 84.90 grams.
    Length: 15-1/2 inches

    Property from a Private Collection, Missoula, MT.

    The Giuliano necklace was previously owned by an artistic lady, born in New York in 1912. As a child, she lived on Park Avenue and attended Brearley School. Her father was a prominent civil engineer with an international clientele. It is believed she purchased the necklace in London sometime in the late 1920's or 30's.




    Condition Report*:

    Designer: Carlo Giuliano
    Overall Condition: Very Good


    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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