A Gold And Gem-set Plaque Necklace By Akelo
A gold and gem-set plaque necklace by Akelo, the horizontal crescent-shaped plaque adorned with a central rosette and embellished with seven round cabochon sapphires and garnets, the rosette and plaque with twisted wire work borders, suspended by three rings, to a multiple loop-in-loop wire link chain, with an S-shaped clasp, all in yellow gold, hallmarked 18ct gold, London 2011, made by Andrea Cagnetti the Roman master goldsmith known as Akelo, the plaque measuring approximately 7×3.5cm, the chain measuring approximately 43cm long, gross weight 52.7 grams.
A striking and bold necklace. This piece, named Alrami by the master goldsmith from Rome Andrea Cagnetti, known as Akelo, uses techniques and tools that have been practised in goldsmithing for thousands of years. Drawing inspiration from Etruscan, Greek, and Roman jewellery, Akelo’s designs are imbued with both antiquity and modernity. This necklace features a plaque decorated with delicate filigree work and cabochon sapphires and garnets surrounding a central gold rosette. The plaque is suspended from an intricate handmade chain. Akelo’s work can be seen in the museum collections of The Vatican, the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, The Newark Museum, and others.
Should you choose to make this purchase we would be delighted to send it to you in a Bentley & Skinner handmade leather case packed in a giftwrapped Bentley & Skinner black and gold presentation box. Shortly afterwards we will send you on a complimentary valuation of this item for insurance purposes for your reference and safekeeping.