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Ring

  • Place of origin:

    Italy (made)

  • Date:

    1840-1860 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Gold set with turquoise

  • Museum number:

    487-1868

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This type of ring, with a large central stone enclosed at each side by three smaller ones in closed settings, is called ‘a fiocco’ in Italy because of its resemblance to a bow. It is very typical of Italian traditional rings, particularly those worn in the area around Rome.

It was bought as part of the Castellani collection of Italian Peasant Jewellery at the International Exhibition, Paris, 1867.

Physical description

Gold ring set with a large central turquoise with three smaller turquoises on each side.

Place of Origin

Italy (made)

Date

1840-1860 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Gold set with turquoise

Dimensions

Diameter: 2.2 cm, Height: 1.3 cm

Descriptive line

Gold ring set with seven turquoises 'a fiocco', Italy, 1840-1860.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

For similar, see:
Catalogue, ‘l'Ornamento Prezioso’, Rome/Milan, 1986, Tab.26, figs. 123-126, 131

Materials

Gold; Turquoise

Categories

Jewellery; Metalwork; Traditional jewellery (Europe)

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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