Necklace and earrings in case

Necklace and earrings in case
Title
Necklace and earrings in case
Date 
1857-1870
Medium 
Gold; velvet, satin
Dimensions 
necklace: 16 x 1 1/2 in.; earrings: 2 3/4 x 1 1/4 in.; case: 9 x 8 1/2 x 1 1/2 in.
Description 
Gold demi-parure in fitted case from Ernesto Pierret studio (pieces not signed but fit in case and are in keeping with Pierret designs); necklace and pendant earrings in Greco-Roman archeological style; necklace comprises alternating scroll, fan and satyr head elements, decorated with rosettes and strung on woven gold; simple hook closure. Pendant earrings of similar design with rosettes suspending fans and satyr heads. Fitted purple velvet case lined with purple satin.
Object Number 
INV.12676a-d
Gallery Label 
Jeweler Ernesto Pierret (1824-1860) was active in Rome from 1857 to 1870. He worked in the popular archaeological revival style made famous by the Castellani and Giuliano workshops.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group