A gold and cornelian archaeological revival hinged bangle, by Melillo,
Lot 233
A gold and cornelian archaeological revival hinged bangle, by Melillo,
Sold for £3,250 (US$ 5,436) inc. premium
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Lot Details
A gold and cornelian archaeological revival hinged bangle, by Melillo, circa 1865
The central cornelian scarab, circa 400 BC, engraved on reverse with a centaur, within a collet of fine granulated pyramid and lotus flower motifs, between shoulders of overlapping ivy leaves and gold berries, on a bangle of delicate powder and circular granulation, unsigned, minor granulation loss, width 6.2cm, fitted wooden case by Giacinto Melillo, Napoli

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  • Giacinto Melillo (1846-1915) was one of Castellani's most talented pupil and ran his workshop by the age of twenty-four, in Naples, in 1870. Many of his designs are therefore inspired by and similar to his mentor's work.
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