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Bracelet: M.47 & A-1984

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Maker(s)

Giuliano, Carlo (Maker)

Description

Silver, cast and chased. Composed of twelve hinged panels, each decorated with a lion's head in relief with a four-petalled flower head in a sunk beaded square above and below. The fastening is by means of a bolt passing through three sections of a tube, two on one end of the bracelet and one in the middle of the other. In recent case (A). Rectangular, of dark blue leather with a gilt line round the edge of the lid, the lower part of the interior lined with royal blue velvet, the lid with white satin, printed in gold with the Royal Arms and 'BY APPOINTMENT TO/H M THE QUEEN/JEWELLERS/Wartski/14 GRAFTON ST/LONDON WI

Notes

History note: Wartski, 14 Grafton Street, London W1

Legal notes

Given by Mrs J. Hull Grundy

Measurements and weight

Height: 4.3 cm
Length: 18.5 cm

Relative size of this object

18.5 cm4.3 cm What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1984) by Hull Grundy, J., Mrs

Dating

Circa 1863 - 1895 1895

Note

Founded by Carlo Giuliano, who was born in Naples and had trained in Castellani’s workshop, this successful family firm was praised for the spirited and varied nature of its historicist jewellery. Its best-known work was made under the direction of Carlo Giuliano, between 1860 and 1895, and included pieces such as this silver bracelet. This (and M.29 & A-1983) were copied from a style of bracelet produced by Castellani, who had taken inspiration from jewels from the Campana collection. Castellani had restored and catalogued this unsurpassed private Italian collection of ancient works of art, including Roman and Hellenistic jewellery. This is just one example of the way in which trends were disseminated across Europe, with firms constantly copying from the same patterns, and from one another.

Components of the work

Case: composed of leather ( dark blue) Case Lining: composed of velvet ( royal blue) Case Lid Lining: composed of satin ( white)

Materials used in production

Silver

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: 'CG' in an oval, applied in two places, one almost illegible.

  • Text: CG
  • Mark

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.47 & A-1984
Primary reference Number: 119068
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 29 October 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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