17 juillet 2010

Yellow gold & ruby 'Moretto' brooch by Nardi. Italy, circa 1950s

Yellow gold & ruby 'Moretto' brooch by Nardi. Italy, circa 1950s. photo by Hancocks Intricate 'Moretto' brooch with carved chalcedony head and yellow gold openwork body and headpiece, enhanced with millegrain-set circular-cut rubies Nardi, circa 1950s.  From top of head-piece to bottom of bust 48mm x 38mm x 18mm. Price $6,500 Nardi have always specialised in producing what they call 'Moretto' brooches. These are said to represent the historic emblem of Venice. All these Nardi brooches are unique, their jackets and... [Lire la suite]
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17 juillet 2010

The original Nardi "Moretti"

18 kt. gold "Moretto Albero della Vita " brooch with diamonds ©2010 Nardi The “moretto” is an item of jewellery that best encapsulates the classical image of Shakespeare’s Othello and the refined goldsmith’s techniques of 18th-century Venice.Dressed in his characteristic clothes and turban, the blackamoor, or “moretto”, is embellished by the infinite styles and combinations of its creators’ unbridled fantasy and skill.Depicted as either a token of love or as a caring companion, it possesses the exquisite merits of a... [Lire la suite]
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