Thursday, 14 April 2011

A rare GIULIANO pearl and zircon necklace

This pendant (in clear need of restoration) is a rare example of Carlo Giuliano's work during the second half of the XIX Century. The pendant is set with a rare Zircon and drop pearl in a gold enamelled plaque of detailed lace design so typical of his. The rarity lies also on the shape of the two side wing links. Carlo Giuliano was the master of the revolution in english jewellery at the time. His light and coloured pieces became fashionable as soon as he started to produce them, due to the contrast with the heavy revival and Victorian jewellery.

The pendant will be auctioned by Christie's in London on April 20th.
View details