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  • Place of origin:

    Vicenza (made)

  • Date:

    1983-1984 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Zanini, Marco, born 1954 (designer)
    Munari, Cleto (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Gold, coral and lapis-lazuli

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

In 1982, the luxury art producer Cleto Munari, based in Vicenza, Italy, initiated a range of jewellery designed by prominent architects and designers to complement its existing collections of silver. This ring with its matching necklace was designed by Marco Zanini, best known for his glass and ceramics, who had worked with Etore Sottsass from the late 1970s and was a founder member of the Memphis group.

Physical description

A tube of polished gold from the side of which projects a long rod with a flat disc at its end, the disc set with two rectangles of red coral and lapis lazuli arranged as a cross.

Place of Origin

Vicenza (made)


1983-1984 (made)


Zanini, Marco, born 1954 (designer)
Munari, Cleto (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Gold, coral and lapis-lazuli

Marks and inscriptions



Height: 39 mm, Depth: 38 mm, Width: 17 mm

Descriptive line

Ring, gold with coral and lapis lazuli, designed by Marco Zanini for Cleto Munari, Vicenza, 1983-4.


Gold; Coral; Lapis-lazuli




Jewellery; Metalwork; Europeana Fashion Project


Metalwork Collection

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