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Parure of necklaces, earrings, and part of a bracelet

Francesco TanadeiLate 18th century - Early 19th century

Palazzo Madama

Palazzo Madama
Torino, Italy

The necklace consists of 14 oval medallions: the central one contains a little bouquet of violets above which hangs a garland of forget-me-nots; As they approach the clasp the medallions become smaller, as do the ivory bouquets within them. The bouquets have an extraordinary variety of leaves and flowers (daisies, roses, forget-me-nots, cornflowers, and more). All the details are clearly carved, changing in size as the necklace radiates out. the same exquisiteness and ethereality can be seen in the bracelet and in the pendants of the earrings, which are adorned on the piercing with two little doves.

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  • Title: Parure of necklaces, earrings, and part of a bracelet
  • Creator: Francesco Tanadei
  • Date: Late 18th century - Early 19th century
  • Date of acquisition: 1866
  • Provenance: Museo Civico d'Arte Antica - Palazzo Madama, Turin
  • Type: Parures
  • Rights: http://www.palazzomadamatorino.it/copyright.php
  • External Link: Museo Civico d'Arte Antica - Palazzo Madama, Turin
  • Medium: Ivory on ebony, silver mount, mother-of-pearl (rear), chains with rosettes in filigree gold

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