Ring thumbnail 1
Ring thumbnail 2
+1
images
Not currently on display at the V&A

Ring

1750-1799 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Rings designed as a spray of flowers became popular throughout Western Europe in the second half of the 18th century. They were called giardinetti rings, meaning ‘little garden’. This example, using only emeralds, comes from San Sebastian in Spain.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Gold set with emeralds
Brief Description
Gold ring with an open work floral spray set with emeralds, San Sebastian (Spain), 1750-1799.
Physical Description
Gold ring with a flat shank ending in split shoulders with a leaf over the space. The openwork bezel is shaped like a spray of flowers set with emeralds in closed settings.
Summary
Rings designed as a spray of flowers became popular throughout Western Europe in the second half of the 18th century. They were called giardinetti rings, meaning ‘little garden’. This example, using only emeralds, comes from San Sebastian in Spain.
Collection
Accession Number
M.143-1937

About this object record

Explore the Collections contains over a million catalogue records, and over half a million images. It is a working database that includes information compiled over the life of the museum. Some of our records may contain offensive and discriminatory language, or reflect outdated ideas, practice and analysis. We are committed to addressing these issues, and to review and update our records accordingly.

You can write to us to suggest improvements to the record.

Suggest Feedback

record createdJune 24, 2009
Record URL