In the 19th century many designers used historical styles. This piece looks back to the elaborate pendants of the Renaissance with their colourful enamelled gold frames and central cameo portraits. Carlo Giuliano, who made the setting for the pendant about 1865, was inspired by designs of the 16th and 17th centuries. His jewellery company made delicate enamelled pieces that remained popular into the 20th century.


  • Title: Pendant
  • Creator: Bissinger, Georges
  • Date Created: 1860/1869
  • Location: London
  • Physical Dimensions: Height: 10.4 cm, Width: 4.5 cm, Depth: 2 cm
  • Provenance: Given by Carlo and Arthur Giuliano
  • Medium: Enamelled gold, set with rubies, sapphires and pearls, and with a cameo of carved onyx

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