The jewel represents a journey through time, places and different forms of art; in a single piece coexists the goldsmith art of the Florentine Renaissance, the micro-mosaic in marble that recalls the ancient Roman floors and a mythological figure daughter of the ancient Greek civilization, cradle of Mediterranean culture. It is a journey through the author’s own experience, the face of Medusa recalls the themes of mythology appreciated since childhood, the material from which it was obtained is lava stone from Vesuvius and geographically leads to that Campania land to which he himself belongs through his origins, land of unique places in the world such as the ancient city of Pompeii, which through its excavations and its archaeological finds has always fascinated Ivan, hence the love for ancient Roman mosaics. The journey then continues through the goldsmith’s art that unites everything, it is clear the reference to the Florentine techniques so much appreciated, learned and perfected in a training course that took place however far from the Tuscan capital but rather in the region where his atelier lives and is based. ; that territory between the lakes of Lombardy where Ivan has learned the work he loves and which he transmits through works like this one.
Pendant in 18 kt yellow and white gold with red coral and brown diamonds.
The jewel was made entirely by hand, the clown obtained through a skilful burin engraving of the coral and the precious metal applied to it was worked through various techniques: from wax modeling and subsequent investment casting, to the tulle fretwork carried out directly on the metal .
The jewel is a unique piece that contains in small spaces a set of high craftsmanship, with only 8.45 grams of gold it is possible to see a juxtaposition of goldsmith techniques of the Florentine Renaissance to a material with warm colors typical of a Mediterranean style.
The Infinity collection was born from a collaboration between the goldsmith Ivan Barbato and the mosaicist Fabio Bordi. Originally made of bronze, the Infinity line has been enriched with new collection models in gold and silver.
The Antica Roma collection rediscovers the atmospheres, icons and symbols of imperial Rome.
A Collection of bronze and travertine jewels inspired by ancient mosaics and coins.
Pendants, rings, earrings and bracelets, expertly modeled with wax casting technique, are the protagonists of this innovative collection.
For him, for her, for an unforgettable gift.
The collection was exhibited at the bookshop of the archaeological area of the ancient Domitian Stadium, today’s Piazza Navona, and subsequently proposed in the bookshop of the Scuderie del Quirinale, on the occasion of the exhibition dedicated to Raffaello Sanzio.