The Portraits of Luigi
Giusy frames the murrine by Luigi Moretti (1867-1946):
“Every portrait deserves the appropriate frame”
Luigi Moretti (1867-1946)
They first produced some geometric patterns, flowers and birds, before creating not only King Vittorio Emanuele II, King Umberto I, Giuseppe Garibaldi, Emperor Francis Joseph and William of Prussia, but also a self portrait, the Madonna, Pope Leo XIII and Christopher Columbus, created for the fourth centenary of the discovery of America.
Necklace in 18Kt Gold
24 brilliant cut diamonds, entirely handmade, medallion with Murrina depicting Christopher Columbus, executed by Luigi Moretti in 1892 on the occasion of the fourth centenary of the discovery of America. It was presented that same year in Chicago (USA) and used by the authorities as an official gift
One of these Murrina is currently exhibited at the Corning Museum of Glass, NY (USA)
Antique Moro with fretwork on silver
Antique Moro with fretwork on silver, engraved with a burin, and applied decoration in murrina with Pope Leone XIII and earrings also in murrina depicting Vittorio Emanuele. The original ruby and hanging rosettes were replaced by the murrine made by Vincenzo and Luigi Moretti in 1888.
18Kt yellow gold, pearls, murrine, rosette cut diamonds.
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