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.

Necklace: 39 cm length
Earrings: 5.4 cm long (including hook)


Sir Patrick Hancock.

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