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  • Place of origin:

    italy (made)

  • Date:

    1800-1860 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    gold set with red and white pastes

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Many Italian traditional rings had large gem-set bezels in the 19th century, recalling 18th-century designs. This example, with bright red stones and an engraved flower on the back of the bezel, is typical.

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

Physical description

Gold ring with a large circular bezel set with a central red stone tightly surrounded by eight white pastes with small garnet-coloured stones between them on the outside rim. There are engraved flowers on the shoulders and the back of the bezel.

Place of Origin

italy (made)


1800-1860 (made)



Materials and Techniques

gold set with red and white pastes

Marks and inscriptions

Illegible mark.
Marked twice on outside of shank.


Height: 23.4 mm, Width: 23.2 mm, Depth: 20.1 mm

Descriptive line

Gold ring set with a rosette of red and white pastes, Italy, 1800-1860.


Gold; Paste


Jewellery; Metalwork; Traditional jewellery (Europe)


Metalwork Collection

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