GOLD II – Artwork

Having greatly enjoyed researching and writing about ancient and recent jewelry in my blog on Garnets (Glorious Garnets) and on silver jewelry in Silver II, I decided to present in this blog, “A Gallery of Ancient Gold Jewelry”, gold coinage and art works from around the world. Despite gold’s tendency to tarnish – its metallic beauty and its workability, stemming from its Mohs softness of 2.5-3, [Ref 1] it has long been a favorite with artisans using techniques such as casting of three-dimensional objects [Ref 2], chasing and repousse’, for the shaping of sheet gold, [Ref 3] and its alloys [Ref 4], and the forming of shapes using filagree and decorating with granulation [Ref 5], as well as the embossing coinage [Ref 6], and as an inlay [Ref 7]. Alloys of gold span the color spectrum offering a palette of colors to the artisan, ranging from purple to red, as well as white. Gold objects fabricated using these techniques comprise this gallery.

ANCIENT AND PERIOD GOLD JEWELRY

Art Work References:

Ref 8. https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-history-gold-art-ancient-egyptian-burial-masks-jeff-koons

 Ref 9. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inca_Empire

 Ref 10. https://masksoftheworld.com/pre-columbian-burial-mask/

Ref 11. https://www.christies.com/lotfinder/Lot/a-gold-and-silver-inlaid-bronze-censer-fangding-5805296-details.aspx

Ref 12. http://new.uniquejapan.com/an-example-of-a-custom-koshirae-with-edo-period-piece-mountings/

Ref 13https://www.pinterest.com/pin/51298883231615583/

 Ref 14https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shakud%C5%8D

Ref 15. https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/34416

Ref 16. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shibuichi