Neo-Renaissance

Enameled Gold and Gem Set Pendant by Giuliano, c.1900. Photo Courtesy of Wartski.

Enameled Gold and Gem Set Pendant by Giuliano, c.1900. Photo Courtesy of Wartski.

The neo-Renaissance is a style period in the 19th century in which inspiration was drawn from the Renaissance. Many example books from the Renaissance survived and they were used to produce jewelry in that fashion from around 1840 to 1900 (with a peak around 1860). The quality of this revival style artifact is usually higher than the original ones.1 Items from this period are also named holbeinesqueGiuliano was one of the jewelry houses that worked in this fashion.

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Pendant by John Brogden.

Pendant by John Brogden.

Pendant Attributed to Emile Froment-Meurice.

Pendant Attributed to Emile Froment-Meurice.

Side View of the Pendant Attributed to Froment-Meurice.

Side View of the Pendant Attributed to Froment-Meurice.

Enameled Gold and Gem Set Pendant by Giuliano, c.1900. Photo Courtesy of Wartski.

Enameled Gold and Gem Set Pendant by Giuliano, c.1900. Photo Courtesy of Wartski.

Notes

  1. Bennett/Mascetti, Understanding Jewellery.