The “Antique Gold” collection G.B. Spadafora in an unmissable great book.
Our collection of Antique Gold is about a unique set of 468 golds. Most of them were produced between the second half of the nineteenth century and the first half of the twentieth century, destined both to adorn the elegance of bourgeois women or religious devotion (many of these jewels were intended to adorn the traditional costumes of women of San Giovanni in Fiore and other countries of Calabria) and also document the traumatic phenomenon of southern emigration. Many of the gold of the collection have styles like the floral, the liberty and the art nouveaux, which makes us guess how Calabria was open to the various European artistic currents.
The objects are mainly in red or yellow gold, low carat and some of them have been restored and made functional again. Our collection is therefore a testimony of our traditions, of what society was and of their everyday life.