Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Past is Present: Revival Jewelry

Circa 1858 brooch by Alessandro Castellani
Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) is one of only a few museums with a dedicated jewelry gallery. “Past Is Present: Revival Jewelry” opened on Valentine’s Day and runs through August 19th. The exhibition presents treasures from the MFA’s collection of more than 20,000 examples of jewelry made over a span of 6,000 years.
Etruscan Revival. Gold bracelet circa 1860 was made by Ernesto Pierret

Necklace and brooches about 1840, shells and gold.

Golden brooch with Eros riding a dove was made in 1870.
Egyptian Revival jewelry surged after the discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb in 1922. Cartier.

Renaissance Revival pendant was created about 1910 by the Barcelona firm Fuset y Grau Joyeros.

Demi-parure of polished amber set into gold. 1880
1980s necklace by Bvlgari

John Paul Miller (1918–2013) “Polyp Colony” 1995.