|A. E. Köchert
Birks & Sons
Black, Starr & Frost
Carl Wagner and Frédéric-Jules Rudolphi
John Rubel Co.
Marcus & Co.
Mellerio dits Meller
Oscar Heyman & Bros
Tiffany & Co.
Van Cleef & Arpels
Genovese goldsmith, Giacomo Ravasco was an active member of the Liberty Style, a neoclassical current which flourished in Italy in the 1920s. His work is characterized by a structured approach to objects, colour contrasts and very refined craftsmanship.
His son, Alfredo Ravasco (1873-1958), first apprenticed with the Milanese Eugenio Bellosio before joining his father’s firm in 1922. Sculptor, goldsmith and jeweller, Alfredo Ravasco is known for his radical renewal of taste and style within the goldsmithing world. His opulent and yet minimalist creations are designed with a special care for edges and surfaces and a strong chromatic juxtaposition thanks to the combination of pearls and coloured stones such as coral, lapis-lazuli and malachite. Above all, Alfredo Ravasco is mostly famous for his bestiary creations.
He met fame at many decorative arts and jewellery exhibitions such as Paris and Monza in 1925, New York in 1928, Athens in 1931 and several Venice Biennales. He retired in 1942 during World War II after the bombardments of his workshop.
Both father and son had a prestigious clientele among the Italian aristocracy, the Vatican and the Royal House of Savoy, including Queen Elena and Queen Marie José.