Designers: Castellani

A 19th century Italian jeweler, who specialized in recreating the jewelry of ancient craftsmen, particularly the Etruscans. Castellani based many of his designs directly on archaeological evidence and often incorporated intaglios, cameos and micromosaics into his jewelry. He is best known for reviving the lost art of granulation.

Etruscan Revival Gold Plaque Bracelet

Gold bracelet, Giacinto Melillo, 1870s Designed as nine hinged plaques applied with filigree, granulation and bead work in the Etruscan style, length approximately 195mm, signed GM for Giacinto Melillo, fitted case stamped Giacinto Melillo. Literature Cf: Charlotte Gere, et al., The Art of the Jeweller, A Catalogue of the Hull Grundy Gift to the British Museum: … [Read more...]

Archeological Revival “Bacchus” pendant

Archeological Revival "Bacchus" pendant attributed to Castellani, c. 1870 Source: Celebrating Jewellery by Daniela Mascetti and David Bennett Get the book! Amazon | IndieBound Via: The Jewelry Loupe … [Read more...]