Jewellery. Pendant. Unknown frame maker, London. Giuliano, Carlo, cameo maker (Italian jeweller in GBR, 1831-1895). Onyx cameo with white upper layer and dark lower layer, carved with a head of Medusa of Rondanini type. Shown frontally, the back left rough. Set by means of seven claws in an oval gold openwork frame enamelled black and white and set with four pearls and four cobochon pink gemstones. Suspended from the lower edge are a pearl, and an enamelled gold ‘tassel’ with a larger pearl at the end. At the top there is a ring and an enamelled gold loop for suspension. Height, whole, 8.2 cm, width, whole, 3.8 cm, height, cameo, 2.5 cm, width, cameo, 2.6 cm, depth, cameo, 0.9, cm, circa AD 100-200, cameo, mount late 19th century. Revivalism. Production Note: This pendant unites a second century Roman Imperial cameo of Medusa with a Renaissance Revival style mount, by Carlo Giuliano one of the leading jewellers who worked in both the Renaissance and Archeological Revival styles.

Pasquale Novissimo voor Carlo Giuliano, hanger, circa 1874-1895. Foto met dank aan The Fitzwilliam Museum©
Pasquale Novissimo voor Carlo Giuliano, hanger, circa 1874-1895. Foto met dank aan The Fitzwilliam Museum©

Pasquale Novissimo voor Carlo Giuliano, hanger, circa 1874-1895. Foto met dank aan The Fitzwilliam Museum©