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Antique Gold, Enamel, Pearl and Diamond Pendant, by Carlo Giuliano.
Centering a black enamel oval plaque featuring a blue, white, yellow and pink enamel bird hovering over a nest filled with 3 rose-cut diamonds, nestled on a branch with green enamel leaves and pink and white enamel florets, edged by rose-cut diamonds, further framed by periwinkle blue enamel florets, spaced by 10 pearls, suspending one pearl, the stylized fleur-de-lys pendant loop applied with periwinkle blue enamel, tipped by one pearl, the reverse with glazed compartment, unsigned, attributed to Carlo Giuliano, circa 1875 - 1880.
See David Bennett & Daniela Mascetti, Understanding Jewelry, plate 248. “This is an untypical example where Giuliano has employed enamel on a sculptured surface (en ronde bosse)”. Via Doyle New York.