Collections: Glass From The Past
The late 1800s saw a period of prosperity throughout Europe with an accompanying elaboration of dress, and necklaces came into great favour. Inspired by archeological discoveries throughout the period, a style known as 'archeological revivalism' became popular. The centre for such jewellery was, of course, Rome and the Castellani brothers were prominent in developing the style.
This collection was created for exhibition at The Art of Costume Jewellery, Compendium Gallery, Parnell, Auckland March 2008, gaining award in Glass from the Past category for Ragtime.
The category of the exhibition asked for jewellery made in a recognisable style from the past. Two individual pieces were exhibited.