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GOLDSMITH'S WORKSHOP

JEWELRY

FRANCESCO PAVAN

I was born in Venice in 1962 and I graduated from the Art Institute in "the Art of metals and of the Goldsmith". I started my own business in 1983 in Mestre, producing jewellery ranging from modern to ancient and experimenting with many techniques including embossing, chiselling and wax casting.

My passion for archeology has led to collaborating in important workshops of experimental archeology with museums and universities and has allowed me to participate on many occasions in international events such as the Exchange of Mediterranean Archaeological Tourism ( la Borsa Mediterranea del Turismo Archeologico) in Paestum.

 

 

 

ATELIER

In my studio we work in close collaboration with each customer whether to create unique, peronalized pieces, with special regard to the design and the production, or to assist customers in the purchase of jewellery already present in my store. All the jewellery is made using traditional processing techniques handed down from the best Venetian goldsmiths of the past complemented by innovative modern techniques in jewellery making

CREATIONS

Each jewel of 4Nove is the result of the combination between long craft tradition and continuous research on materials. For this reason, each piece is unique, because it is realized singularly by taking care of all stylistic and technical details.

 

CLASSIC JEWELRY: Classic gold craft as synonym of elegance and tradition. Precious jewels as the gold thread hand-vowed with the technique “punto ago veneziano”. Another example is the brooch “Moretta” made of white gold with pink sapphire and the ebony head carved by hand. These highly refined creations seem to have no time.

 

PRECIOUS AND MODERN: The jewels are dedicated to the precious elegance of gold and to its pliability. Delicate colours and essential compositions enhance the beauty of the metal and the distinctive design.

FOREVER FEMME

Foreverfemme developed from Francesco Pavan’s passion for experimenting with natural materials  from the perspective of their historical evolution and implementing this knowledge.

 

The project Foreverfemme is the natural emergence of his creativity, which he defines with the  word Naturarcheodesign.

Forever Femme

EXPERIMENTAL ARCHEOLOGY

Experimental archeology is a discipline that attempts to verify experimentally the historical and archaeological hypotheses concerning the techniques and manufacturing of ancient artifacts. This discipline plays a complementary role to that of classical archeology in order to understand the functional aspects of the archeological findings relating to the social context of the communities of the past.

 

As specialist in archeological artefacts, I'm part of the cultural association ARCHEO FABER, affiliated to the Museum of the Great Rivers of Rovigo. The group consists of technical specialists in the manufacture of ceramics and pottery, glass paste, flint, metals such as gold, silver, bronze and iron, but we also take part in numerous educational and cultural events.

 

The passion for archeology has led me to learn more about the ancient goldsmith techniques from the Bronze Age to the present day.

 These historical influences are found in many of my creations, which have been freely inspired by archaeological finds, for example ornaments found in the region of Bactria, or those that belonged to important civilizations e.g. the Scythians and the Egyptians.

EVENTS

WITH HANDS IN HISTORY

This event, which is held every year in the cloister of the splendid museum of the Great Rivers of Rovigo, welcomes craftsmen and specialists who illustrate craftsmanship of various historical periods through archaeo-historical reconstructions in costume and educational workshops for adults and children.

In the edition of May 2014, I participated as archeology specialist illustrating how the ornaments were made and assembled, and the hypothetical tools that Bronze Age craftsmen used to create necklace beads and jewellery with precious amber from the Baltic Sea.

THE LADY OF

CHIUNSANO

Friday, September 13, 2013 at the Museum of the Great Rivers of Rovigo, the novel "The Queen of Chiunsano" by Sondra Coizzi was presented in collaboration with the publisher Alberto. The story is inspired by the archaeological findings of 1992 at Chiunsano, in the countryside of the province of Rovigo along the Po river, including the jewellery and tomb of a mysterious lady of Ostrogothic origin buried in a Roman villa.

 

For this event I reproduced the lady's valuable trouseau, which is exhibited in the Great Rivers museum of Rovigo. The contents include pin, buckle, brooch and ring, silver armilla, glass made out of paste and garnets all of which were worn by an actress during the presentation tour of the novel.

During the exhibition "MysteriX. Enigmatic artifacts of South Tyrol " at the Museum of Archaeology in Bolzano, South Tyrol a weekend dedicated to prehistory was held on the Talvera Meadows.

 

I attended the event along with experts in  archeo-technology and experimental archeology, from Italy, Switzerland, Austria and Germany;  demonstrations were given of how the objects were processed in the Bronze Age, the Iron Age and up to the Roman era. The teaching regarded specifically the production of amber beads found in Val Senale

RETURN TO THE PREHISTORIC

The Exhibition of Mediterranean Archaeological Tourism is an international event in which I have participated for years with the group of experimental archeology of the museum of Rovigo; I organize educational workshops that are mainly  concerned with the processing of amber from the Bronze Age to the present day.

BMTA is home to the only exhibition salon of archaeological heritage and ArcheoVirtual, the international exhibition of innovative interactive and virtal  multimedia technologies, and it is unique in the world. It is a venue for themes dedicated to cultural tourism and heritage, moreover it is an opportunity for professionals, tour operators, amateur- enthusiasts and archeology-specialists to meet and exchange notes.

BMTA: Exhibition of Mediterranean archeological tourism XVII

RESTORATION OF THE SAN SALVADOR ALTARPIECE

THE PALIO OF

LA MARCILIANA

In 2010 we took part in the restoration of the altarpiece of San Salvador in the church of San Salvador in Venice, organized by the Association of Goldsmiths of Venice, in collaboration with the silversmith Luciano Brollo.

The altarpiece, covered with plates of silver dating from 1200, displayed large empty spaces which had been filled with silver paper.

Our collaboration was divided into three specific phases: in the first phase we produced the resin cast of a panel from which we created original reproductions, remaining faithful to those already existing, in 925 silver and then bathed in galvanic gold. In the second phase we recreated the silver background that simulates the rock. In the third phase we used nails, entirely handmade, to attach the pieces to the altarpiece.

Every year rancesco Pavan takes part in the Palio de "La Marciliana" in Chioggia. This event is the historical commemoration of the reconquest of the city by the Venetian Dogi in 1380 since the city was previously taken in 1379 by the maritime Republic of Genoa.

 

Francesco partecipates as goldsmith of the San Martino contrada. In his small historical laboratory, he involves both adults and children by showing them the ancient gold techniques as, for instance, embossing and chiselling, and metal casting on squid bones.

CONTACTS

PHONE:

+39 041 5341806

ADDRESS:

Via caneve 42, 30173 Mestre (VE) ITALY

EMAIL:

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