Locket, Carlo Giuliano, c.1880.

Enamel and Gold


shaped as a lozenge, decorated with rich red enamel over a dappled ground, a scalloped gold border with black enamel stringing surrounding the Arabic legend ‘Amanah’, which translates as ‘fulfilling trust.’

Presented in its original tooled red leather case by Guichard, the lid satin stamped ‘C. Giuliano, 115 Piccadilly, London.’ 

Signed: ‘C.G.’ for Carlo Giuliano
London, c.1880

Length: 2cm (from top of loop)
Width: 1.4cm



A series of rubbings and pencil drawings by Giuliano for brooches, pendants and seals which incorporate legends in Arabic, Hebrew and hieroglyphics are illustrated in Castellani and Giuliano: Revivalist Jewellers of the Nineteenth Century (Munn, 1984), page 134. These were previously held in the record books of Kempson and Mauger Ltd, London.

Giuliano Designs
Carlo Giuliano, 1863-1895.


For more information about Giuliano, please follow the link below for an article entitled ‘The Giuliano Family – Art Jewellers’ by Geoffrey Munn, published in The Connoisseur in 1975.

The Giuliano Family, The Connoisseur, 1975