Lot 92
  • 92

DIAMOND AND PEARL PENDANT, CARLO GIULIANO

Estimate
15,000 - 20,000 USD
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Description

  • Carlo Giuliano
Of Renaissance revival-style, the lozenge-shaped panel set with alternating pearls and old mine-cut diamonds, suspending a drop-shaped pearl, signed C.G.; circa 1870. Fitted box by Wartski.

Provenance

Sotheby's New York, December 6, 2006, Castellani & Giuliano, The Judith H. Siegel Collection, lot 124.

Catalogue Note

Please note that the pearls have not been tested for natural origin. The geometric design of this jewel, which appears strikingly modern, is actually based on an Elizabethan prototype; gemstones decorated in square panels can be found in portrait jewels of the time. A portrait of Elizabeth Brydges, maid-of-honor to Queen Elizabeth, shows the subject wearing a full parure of Renaissance jewelry including a brooch similar to the present one on her collar. See Ancestral Jewels by Diana Scarisbrick, pg. 13.

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