A Beautiful British Revivalist Tiara

I’m in a Sotheby’s tiara mood I guess. This gold and turquoise tiara was signed by Carlo Giuliano c.1870 and numbered 37. Giuliano was a British jeweler, b.1831, d, 1895, who was a leader in the Revivalist Movement, sensitively interpreting Renaissance jewelry to suit late-19th-Century tastes. The tiara is openwork gold, decorated with five circular clusters of round turquoise cabochons, spaced by entwined scrolls topped by beads. I think it’s gorgeous. Sold for $27,600 on Dec. 6, 2006.

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