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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 openwork floral spray set with emeralds, San Sebastian (Spain), 1750-1799.



Physical Description
Gold ring with a flat shank ending in split shoulders. The bezel is shaped like a spray of flowers and is set with 12 emeralds in closed mounts. The back of the largest flower is hatched in the centre. The space on each shoulder is covered with a small sprig.
Dimensions
  • Diameter: 1.9cm
  • Height: 1.8cm
Height of bezel
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.144-1937

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record createdJune 24, 2009
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