Techniques: Granulation

Granulation is a process that causes very small gold beads to adhere to the surface metal, through heat, with no apparent solder. The technique has been known since Etruscan times and was revived in the 19th century. Learn more.

Byzantine Bracelet with Grapevine Pattern

Bracelet with Grapevine Pattern Date: late 6th–early 7th century Geography: Made in possibly Constantinople Culture: Byzantine Medium: Gold - sheet, rod; engraved; wire - plain, beaded; granulation; strip - triangular sectioned. Dimensions: Overall: 2 1/4 x 1 7/16 x 2 5/16 in. (5.7 x 3.7 x 5.9 cm) Wt: 74g strap: 7/8 x 5 1/2 in. (2.3 x 14 cm) Classification: … [Read more...]

Roman Gold and Emerald Bracelet

Roman bracelet with emeralds; found in Cologne, the Rhineland or other selected locations across Europe. Source link … [Read more...]

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...]

Cypriot Gold Pendant

Gold pendant with granulated ornament Period: Late Bronze Age Date: ca. 1400–1050 B.C. Culture: Cypriot Medium: Gold Dimensions: L. 1 5/16 in. (3.3 cm) Credit Line: The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76 Provenance: From Cyprus Source link, The Metropolitan Museum of Art … [Read more...]

Greek Gold and Garnet Siren Earring

A GREEK GOLD AND GARNET EARRING WITH SIREN - HELLENISTIC PERIOD, CIRCA 4TH-3RD CENTURY B.C. Auction House: Christie's Sale Title: Antiquities Location: London, King Street Sale Date: Apr 02, 2014 Lot Number: 0193 Estimate: 1,000 - 2,000 British pounds Price Realized: Unsold Saleroom Notice: This Lot is Withdrawn. Lot Description A GREEK GOLD AND GARNET … [Read more...]

Greek Gold Bracelet

A GREEK GOLD BRACELET HELLENISTIC PERIOD, CIRCA 300 B.C. Formed from a hollow hoop fashioned from sheet, convex on the exterior, each end with a collar terminal secured by a pin, its tip with granulation, the collars each with twisted wire filigree palmettes framed by beaded, rope and twisted wires and a fringe of petals, small birds at the outer edges of the left … [Read more...]

Persian Turquoise Bangle

A Seljuk turquoise-set gold Bangle Persia, 12th Century The ridged, triangular section box-construction shank terminating in a double lion-head clasp and two set oval turquoises, the pyramidic bezel set with a glass rectangle and flanked by two set circular turquoises, a pin fitting at the base of the bezel, the shanks decorated with raised quatrefoils flanked by … [Read more...]

Castellani Scarab Bracelet

Place of origin: Rome, Italy (made) Date: 500-300 BC (made) — scarabs before 1925 (made) — bracelet Artist/Maker: Castellani (bracelet, maker) Materials and Techniques: Gold decorated with applied wirework and granulation, mounted with four carnelian scarabs Museum number: M.35-2001 (V&A Museum, London) This bracelet may have been in the Castellani … [Read more...]

Scythian Pendant

Pendant, 4th Century B.C. Gold: molding, soldering, granulation, hammering Source link … [Read more...]

Etruscan Ring, 4th century BC-3rd century BC

Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design Gift of Ostby and Barton, in memory of Englehardt Cornelius Ostby Photography by Erik Gould Source link … [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...]

Griffin Earrings

Earring in the Form of Griffin, 5th Century B.C. Gold: hammering, soldering, filigree, granulation … [Read more...]