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Lovers in a Boat Brooch, ca. 1880

This is a Brooch. It was made by Carlo Giuliano. It is dated ca. 1880 and we acquired it in 1969. Its medium is gold, enamel, diamonds, sapphires, emeralds, rubies, pearls. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

Giuliano is best known for enameled jewelry in the Renaissance tradition. His “Lovers in a Boat” brooch exemplifies this style while also showing Art Nouveau flourish. In the form of a lavish boat with two enamel-painted lovers in the stern and two doves in the prow, the brooch is also decorated with numerous gemstones and bright enamel, making for a highly decorative love token.

It is credited Museum purchase through gift of Anonymous Donor, Annie Schermerhorn Kane, and various donors.

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  • Brooch (Italy), ca. 1898
  • engraved and modeled gold set with carved and cut sapphires, diamonds,....
  • Museum purchase through gift of Anonymous Donor, Annie Schermerhorn Kane, and....
  • 1969-40-46

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 7 x 5.2 x 1 cm (2 3/4 x 2 1/16 x 3/8 in.)

It has the following markings

On bottom, signed: "C G"

Cite this object as

Lovers in a Boat Brooch, ca. 1880; Made by Carlo Giuliano (Italian, 1831 - 1895); England; gold, enamel, diamonds, sapphires, emeralds, rubies, pearls; H x W x D: 7 x 5.2 x 1 cm (2 3/4 x 2 1/16 x 3/8 in.); Museum purchase through gift of Anonymous Donor, Annie Schermerhorn Kane, and various donors; 1969-40-162

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