In the enchanting city of Venice, Casa Codognato, established by Simeone Codognato in 1866, near Piazza San Marco, became renowned for its memento mori designs, while Attilio Codognato introduced ancient intaglios and cameos during a time of significant Etruscan archaeological discoveries. Codognato emerged as one of Europe's most unique jewelers, attracting luminaries like Gabrielle Chanel, Jean Cocteau, and Diana Vreeland. Their jewels became a sensation during Venice's glamorous society ball era, adorning icons like Elizabeth Taylor, Maria Callas, Jacqueline Kennedy, and Lee Radziwill. Attilio Codognato, the great-grandson of the founder, has continued the brand's creative evolution, drawing from Byzantine, Roman, and Renaissance influences.
Today, Codognato remains a haven of refinement, cherished by collectors worldwide, including art, entertainment, and fashion luminaries, and this opulent volume presents their extraordinary baroque jewels in the captivating backdrop of Venice, a timeless muse for artists and poets.