Featuring goldworking techniques like caning and individual boule connection that were thought lost for millenia, this brooch underscores the fashionable ellement of close replica revival. Revivalists like the Castellani brothers reintroduced this technique as a part of their ancient-world revival during their long reign over the Italian/European tour market for much of the 19th c.
This brooch forms a smiling crescent with curling edges and a wonderful contoured shape.
Materials & Features: 15k gold
Age/Origin: Italian, c. 1875
Measurements: 4.5 grams, 2.25"
Condition: Excellent condition.
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