Ring

1840-1860 (made)
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Place Of Origin

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.



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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Gold set with turquoise
Brief Description
Gold ring set with seven turquoises 'a fiocco', Italy, 1840-1860.
Physical Description
Gold ring set with a large central turquoise with three smaller turquoises on each side.
Dimensions
  • Diameter: 2.2cm
  • Height: 1.3cm
Summary
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.



Bibliographic Reference
For similar, see: Catalogue, ‘l'Ornamento Prezioso’, Rome/Milan, 1986, Tab.26, figs. 123-126, 131
Collection
Accession Number
487-1868

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record createdJune 24, 2009
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