Friday, 15 April 2011

A surprise Moretto by NARDI

At first sight, this piece looks like another beautiful Moretto brooch by Nardi. The emblem of the city of Venice, inspired by Shakespeare's Othello. A jet carved head adorned with golden turban and dress set in rubies and diamonds. But this one is an "Aprible" moretto!, the dress opens up to reveal an image of the city of Venice!, a nice touch to make the jewel more interesting and secretively special. 

This Moretto belongs to the spanish antique dealer Marta Alcolea.