REVIVALIST RING WITH HAND HOLFING A HEART. Italy, Rome, signed Castellani, c. 18…


REVIVALIST RING WITH HAND HOLFING A HEART. Italy, Rome, signed Castellani, c. 1860–1870. Gold and ruby. In the nineteenth century, archaeological finds, especially in Rome, led to a greater interest in Antiquity and the revival of ancient styles. Ultimately the jewelry of the ancient Etruscans and Romans were the inspiration for “archaeological-style” jewelry, which was highly fashionable from about the 1860s to 1880s.

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