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Castellani and Giuliano

Castellani and Giuliano The nineteenth Century is a time of change. Industry creates a growing middle class. Archaeology is invented, and all around the Mediterranean, sites reveal beautiful decorative items of the ancient world. Artifacts of ancient Greece, Egypt, and … Continue reading

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Antique Jewels: 19th Century

ANTIQUE JEWELS: VICTORIAN Antique jewels have a story. Sometimes we aren’t told what the story is. We can, however, discover the tale by reading the secrets of the jewel. History is a moment in time. In antique jewels, these moments … Continue reading

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Egyptian influences

 Egyptian Influences Did you know that the world has been fascinated with the world of ancient Egypt since it was not ancient? Every time someone uncovers a tomb or grave in ancient Egypt, we see Egyptian influences flowing in to … Continue reading

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Jewellery carries a message

These antique jewels are the perfect representation of the dying days of the Victorian Empire. Beautifully made mourning jewels conveyed a message of good taste in fine craftsmanship, and remembered someone who can’t be with the wearer any longer. A … Continue reading

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Portrait Cameo

Cameos are small art works often in the form of carved gems. We associate cameos with a white to cream figure on a pink to orange-brown background in the most traditional carved shell cameos. While some of the finest work … Continue reading

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Scallop shells in art, including jewellery art

The shell, a symbol of birth, features in art, and, of course, jewellery throughout history. The delicate pendant, lot 187 in the November 24th, 2013 auction features a small cherub, or putto, seated on a scallop shell, and playing a … Continue reading

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