An archaeological revival demi-parure by Castellani

Castellani Necklace and earrings
modelled in the Etruscan taste, the necklace of twelve large amethyst beads separated by rhomboid gold spacers, suspending a fringe of nine purposefully antiqued circular gold roundels, with beaded wire and rope-twist filigree borders, continuing to the back with  gold beads including filigree spheres and polished discs, the earrings of matching design.
Rome, circa 1870.


Sir Patrick Hancock.

Sir Patrick Hancock GCMG served as H.M Ambassador to Italy between 1969 and 1974.