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1800-1860 (made)
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Place Of Origin

This type of ring, with a large central stone surrounded on each side by three smaller ones in closed settings, is called ‘a fiocco’ in Italy because of its resemblance to a bow. The rose cut of the stones, and the closed cusped setting, make it look 18th-century in date, but it is typical of Italian traditional rings from the 19th century, 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 white pastes
Brief Description
Gold ring set with one large white paste, with three white pastes on either side, Italy, 1800-1860.
Physical Description
Gold ring set with a white facetted stone in a cusped mount, with three similar stones, arranged like a trefoil, on either side.
Dimensions
  • Height: 25.8mm
  • Width: 21.5mm
  • Depth: 10.1mm
Summary
This type of ring, with a large central stone surrounded on each side by three smaller ones in closed settings, is called ‘a fiocco’ in Italy because of its resemblance to a bow. The rose cut of the stones, and the closed cusped setting, make it look 18th-century in date, but it is typical of Italian traditional rings from the 19th century, 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
Collection
Accession Number
488-1868

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record createdJune 24, 2009
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