Carlo Giuliano (1831-1895) was an Italian goldsmith who moved to London with his family and established a workshop there. He sold his work through other retailers for some years, until he opened his own shop in 1874. By this time his work was well known and popular. He held no Royal Warrants, but was patronised by members of the royal family, incuding Queen Victoria.
Most of his work showed the influence of his Italian background, and he excelled in the Renaissance Revival style. After his death in 1895, his sons Carlo and Arthur took over the business, though it was Arthur who carried the creative thread forward until the business closed in 1914.
The gem-set bracelet below signed C & AG for Carlo and Arthur Giuliano is typically meticulous in execution, with extensive enamelling and the Giuliano characteristic multi-colour enamel patterns. Joden Antique, Estate and Modern Jewelry describes it as follows:
Colorful hard bangle bracelet decorated with complex patterns of blue and white opaque enamel in both champleve and pique techniques. This piece is centrally set with a natural blue sapphire which is further enhanced by cushion cut peridot, tsavorite garnets, and old mine cut diamonds.
Below are four images, showing different views of the work, and the incredibly meticulous attenion to detail applied to every millimetre of this hand-crafted bracelet.
Thanks to Lang Antiques and their ‘Antique Jewelry University’ for information on Giuliano.
Thanks to Joden Antique, Estate and Modern Jewelry for information and images of the Giuliano bracelet.