Egyptian style brooch. Circa 1865-1895. Made of Gold, rubies, diamonds, pearls and enamel. Work by glorious Italian jewellery designer Carlo Giuliano (1831-1895)
Glorious Italian jewellery designer Carlo Giuliano
Born in 1831, Carlo Giuliano was a renowned specialist of his craft, an antiques dealer, and the personal jeweler of Queen Victoria.
Most likely, Carlo Giuliano, a native of Naples (1831-1895), was trained in Castellani’s workshop in Rome, where he made decorations in archaeological style. Around 1860, he arrived in London and opened a workshop on Fritth Street, in which he produced jewelry for such companies as Hunt and Roskell, Robert Phillips and K.F. Hancock. Noteworthy, he sold his works in their own branded cases and signed with his name.
Sometimes on such ornaments there is a mark of the jeweler, “C.G.”, and a mark of the seller. His products were in demand, and in 1874 Giuliano opened his own shop on Piccadilly Street, 115, in which, after the death of the master, his sons Carlo-Joseph and Arthur continued the family business. They worked until 1912, when the store moved to Knightsbridge, and then – closed because of the outbreak of the First World War.
1895 brooch. Diamonds, rubies, chrysoprase, gold. The work of the master and his sons. Glorious Italian jewellery designer Carlo Giuliano
Sensitive to the ancient classicism, Carlo Giuliano was famous for his ornaments in the style of neo-Renaissance. He was able to adapt it to modern fashion with an invariably excellent taste and rarely copied from the originals of the Renaissance. Besides, he was famous for diamond-shaped pendants with a perforated vegetable pattern, decorated with enamel, pearls and gems. Also, bracelets-strips and necklaces consisting of several rows of small pearls, and graceful pendants.
Tiara. About 1870. Gold, turquoise, jewellery designer Carlo Giuliano
Giuliano almost eliminated bright colors of his compositions, covering ornaments with white and blue or black enamel-pique. In fact, he preferred tiny cabochons to glittering faceted stones. And when the Renaissance style fashion began to wane, he began to use less motives of this period, but never completely refused them. Highly appreciated at the beginning of the 20th century, Giuliano jewelry became a family business.
1890 bracelet. Amethysts, pearls, enamel, gold
Carlo-Joseph and Arthur Giuliano worked in the style of their father, perhaps even with more subtlety and attention to pastel colors and plant patterns. Carlo Giuliano also used Egyptian motifs – from the mid-1860s to the mid-1880s, he produced brooches with enamel, faience scarabs and parure in the spirit of the Pharaohs. The sons Giuliano subsequently made a number of ornaments in the style of art nouveau, but on the whole this artistic movement did not have any special influence on them.
Beautiful gold bracelet decorated with pearls and a large precious stone. The middle of 19th century
Like Castellani, Giuliano usually signed his products. Early works of Carlo Giuliano in the archaeological style were often marked with the monogram “C.G.”, similar to the intertwined “C” of Castellani. Since 1863 almost all Giuliano’s products have been signed with the monogram “C.G.” in the oval. After the death of their father in 1896, Carlo-Joseph and Arthur developed a new signature – the monogram “C. & amp; A.G.” in the oval.
Glorious Italian jewellery designer Carlo Giuliano
1865-1870 earrings made of gold, river pearls. Gifted to the Museum of Victoria and Albert by the sons of the master
A gold necklace with enamel and gems by Carlo and Arthur Giuliano. 1895
A pair of dangling earrings of gold with pearls, signed ‘C.G’, in the Hellenistic style. 1870
Brooch with pearls, diamonds, pink sapphire and zircons. Circa 1890
Earrings. Pearls, rubies, diamonds, gold. 19th century
Exquisite gothic design gold bracelet with enamel, brown zircons and green beryls, signature ‘C.G’. Circa 1870
Gold bracelet with enamel and gems. Around 1900. The twelve stones used in the bracelet – listed in the Book of the Apocalypse, they adorn the gates of the heavenly city of Jerusalem
Made of gold bracelet. Enamel, rubies, agate and diamonds, the signature ‘C.G’. 1865. Uncharacteristic for Giuliano’s work of this period – the subdued color scheme and economical use of small rubies
Stunning Gold earrings. Presented to the museum of Victoria and Albert by the sons of the master. 1865-1870
Charming gold necklace with enamel, pearls and diamonds. Around 1890-1900. Curls-crescents, tinted with black enamel, are characteristic of their products of this period
Enameled pendant of gold and gems, the signature ‘C.G’. 1870s. The suspension consists of gentle curls covered with enamel, and heraldic lilies. Brown zircon in the center is a typical touch of Giuliano
Renaissance style Gold pendant with enamel and semi-precious stones, signature ‘C.G. 1870. At the center of this adorable suspension is a cameo made of sapphire
The rhomboid design and black and white enamel are constantly found in the products of this master. Gold pendant with enamel, pearls and diamonds, the signature ‘C.G’. Circa 1870
Signed C.G., Gold pendant with enamel, pearls and diamonds, Circa 1880
Circa 1875-1880. Gold pendant with enamel, pearls and diamonds. On the reverse side, the signature ‘C.G’
Left – Gold pendant with enamel, pearls and diamonds. 1875s. Right – Rhomboid pendant with ruby, pearls, olivines and diamonds. 1895
Long earrings made of gold with pearls and enamel, signed ‘C.G’. 1870s
Delicate Necklace of gold with enamel and gems. Around 1900. Free interpretation of plant patterns can be regarded as a recognition of art nouveau by masters
White Necklace of gold, small pearl and enamel. 1890-1900, jewellery designer Carlo Giuliano. Monochrome enamel and numerous rows of small pearls
Victorian style Pendant. 1865 Gold, rubies, sapphires, onyx, pearls, enamel. The Victoria and Albert Museum
Semi-parure of gold with enamel, rubies, turquoise, pearls and diamonds, signed ‘C.G’. 1865. Combines Assyrian and Egyptian motives
Sliding wrist of gold with enamel and gems, signature ‘C.G’. 1865, jewellery designer Carlo Giuliano
The end of the 19th century bracelet. Gold, sapphires, rubies, diamonds, enamel
Encyclopedia of jewelry
Collector’s Guide by Judith Miller. Moscow. Publisher Astrel. 2004
Jewelry Art. Illustrated guide to jewelry. Art – source, edition in Russian, 2005
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