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Ring

  • Place of origin:

    England (probably, made)

  • Date:

    1730-1760 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Chased gold and silver set with rubies and diamonds

  • Museum number:

    8550-1863

  • Gallery location:

    Jewellery, Rooms 91, The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery, case 12, shelf A, box 9

Flowers were a fashionable theme in jewellery during the second half of the 18th century. Intricate and colourful ‘giardinetti’ rings (from the Italian, meaning ‘little garden’) were popular. They had tiny blossoms set with an assortment of precious stones, asymmetrically arranged in a basket, vase or pot.

Physical description

Gold giardinetti ring, with an openwork bezel in the form of a vase of flowers, set with rubies and table- and rose-cut diamonds in silver collets, with chased flowers and leaves on the shoulders.

Place of Origin

England (probably, made)

Date

1730-1760 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Chased gold and silver set with rubies and diamonds

Dimensions

Diameter: 2.2 cm

Descriptive line

Gold giardinetti ring, with an openwork bezel in the form of a vase of flowers, set with rubies and table- and rose-cut diamonds in silver collets, with chased flowers and leaves on the shoulders, probably made in England, 1730-1760.

Materials

Gold; Silver; Ruby; Diamond

Techniques

Setting; Lapidary; Chasing

Subjects depicted

Floral patterns; Vases; Flowers

Categories

Jewellery; Europeana Fashion Project

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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