Necklace and earrings - inv. 5380 a/b
Rich decorative elements with archaeological amphorae, vines and ram heads. The artists from Torre del Greco and Naples in the second half of the nineteenth century privilege "Pompeian" inspired elements abandoning the bas-relief for the benefit of high relief and all round compositions. Bacchae, rams, vines, amphoras which are composed as in a painting of the third Roman style, become widely diffused. It is possible to compare them with some colliers in the Liverno collection(mid-century) in the Sebastianelli collection (circa 1860), and one in the Iacobelli collection (1860-70s) that, even if more complex, presents a decoration with amphoras and Bacchae.
I Gioielli del mare, catalogo della mostra, Villa Campolieto 10-19 novembre 1990, Napoli 1990, pp.51,52
Rosso Corallo, catalogo della mostra a cura di C. Ascione, Milano Castello Sforzesco, 5 febbraio- 9 marzo 1997 p. 23