In the Spotlight: A Beautiful Carlo Giuliano Caduceus Brooch



Fellows are delighted to be able to offer a small yet beautiful brooch by the revivalist jeweller, Giuliano in the upcoming auction of Antique & Modern Jewellery.


Carlo Giuliano moved from Naples to London in 1860, a period when the archaeological revival had reached its peak across England. Giuliano began by making granulated gold jewellery in the ancient Greek and Roman style and sold his specialist pieces through established jewellers Hancocks, Hunt and Roskell, and Phillips.



In 1874 Giuliano opened his first retail shop in Piccadilly with his sons Carlo and Arthur, naming it Carlo and Arthur Giuliano. From this date the company flourished, appealing to a rich variety of patrons with the inclusion of Royalty as Queen Victoria herself would purchase Giuliano’s exquisite items.



Beautifully executed enamelling was characteristic of Giuliano’s work and the quality of enamelling on this brooch, in particular, is typical of their production. With a modest combination of gemstones to accompany the exquisite enamelling the renaissance character is evident throughout Giuliano’s work.



This charming brooch features as lot 97 in the 13th October Antique & Modern Jewellery auction, and is in the form of a caduceus with enamelled entwined serpents and delicate diamond set wings and has an estimate of £800 - £1,200.



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