Not only did Italian society adore Castellani's pieces, but his style of mimicking and recreating archaeological designs became popular in America and Europe. Castellani's work was widely known as he greatly influenced Victorian jewelry, and other artisans of his day widely copied his style. He remains viewed as a pioneer of archaeological revival jewelry.
A wonderful amethyst pendant drop necklace in the manner of Castellani, this outstanding collar will captivate one and all. Impossible to ignore in so commanding a scale, she boasts upwards of 50ctw saturated victorian amethysts. The bottom pendulum has been cut with a buff top to allow kaleidoscopic refraction of light through the bottom facets. Truly magnificent.
Materials and Features: 14k and 15k gold, amethyst
Measurements: 16” around neck, measuring 20” with drop, 12 grams
Condition: Excellent condition. The top chain is a 14ct replacement, bottom gold is 15k. The bottom pendulum seems to have been a late 19th c upgrade.
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