Antique Etruscan Revival Ernesto Pierret Pendant, c. 1860
Antique pendant in the style of Etruscan Revival by Ernesto Pierret. This piece displays fine bead work as only a master could achieve. Ernesto Pierret, A Frenchman working in Italy, was a contemporary of Castellani and one of the finest jewelry artists of Rome at this time. He, therefore, was a leading 19th century jeweler specializing in fine archeological and Etruscan Revival jewelry - which was inspired by the discovery of the 700-300 BC tombs of the Etruscan people.
Ernesto Pierret jewelry can today be seen in museum collections.
This large etruscan revival pendant is a fine example of such pieces and we have not encountered another to rival this example of fine gold work. The center stone is a hand carved carnelian scarab. This piece measures 2.1 inches long and 1.5 inches at its width. It is 18K and in very fine condition. Signed on the verso, this archaeological style pendant is shown on a 19th century gold chain.
Our model is a medium to large size.
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