GOLD, EMERALD, RUBY, DIAMOND AND ENAMEL PENDANT, CASTELLANI
15,000 - 20,000 USD
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Of Renaissance revival-style, centered on an emerald cameo depicting the Madonna, held within a clawed collet applied with black enamel, within an openwork frame of scroll design decorated with green and red enamel, alternately set with old mine-cut diamonds and cushion-cut rubies, the latter in high squared black enameled collets, unsigned; circa 1870. With fitted box.
Sotheby's New York, December 6, 2006, Castellani & Giuliano, The Judith H. Siegel Collection, lot 95. Sotheby's London, July 12, 1984, lot 176.
Castellani and Italian Archaeological Jewels, The Bard Graduate Center, New York November 2004 - February 2005, p. 368, no. 142. Also exhibited at Somerset House, London, May - September 2005 and Villa Giulia, Rome, November 2005 - February 2006.
The style of the clawed collet holding the emerald in the center of this brooch, as well as the squared collets of the rubies, all enameled in black, are identical to those found in Castellani's repertoire, illustrated in color by Geoffrey Munn, Castellani and Giuliano, Revivalist Jewellers of the 19th Century, pl. 181-183.