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Carlo Giuliano Renaissance Revival 18K Gold and Emerald Brooch

Dating from the 1880s, this emerald, seed peal and 18K gold brooch is signed by Carlo Giuliano, London. The brooch is designed as an 18K gold bombé boss of interlinked circles set with emerald-cut emeralds, highlighted by applied wirework and split seed pearls, suspending three swags of snake chain and a conforming drop. With its rich green and gold color, enhanced by the gentle movement of the flexible fringe, this is a classic jewel is a collectible original by one of the great 19th century archaeological revivalists.

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Item #: BO-21089
Artist: Carlo Giuliano
Country: Italy
Circa: 1880s
Dimensions: 3.25" length, 2.125" width.
Materials: 25 emerald and oval-cut emeralds; 16 split seed pearls; 18K Gold
Signed: maker's mark C.G, inscribed 547

Carlo Giuliano's history in London and accomplishments as a beloved royal jeweler are well documented, but his antecedents in Italy are less well known. By tradition, he is associated with the Castellani family, but he does not appear in Augusto's extensive diaries. Instead, he may have been trained in Alessandro Castellani's workshop in Naples, where Alessandro, a passionate republican and Italian nationalist, had fled after the failed revolution in Rome in 1860.