Early Victorian

Early Victorian divides into two categories. There is the formal parure richly mounted with precious stones in naturalistic designs of leaves, flowers and bull rushes. Cheaper

alternatives are available in amethysts, aquamarines and topazes in impressive but light filigree and stamped gold settings.

Secondly, enamelled gold jewellery inspired by the art of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, associated with the masters Froment-Meurice and Lucien Falize in Paris, and by Carlo Giuliano in London expresses the nostalgic spirit of Romanticism. Bracelets assume great importance, especially as tokens of sentiment.

Published on: 6 September 2021