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On display at V&A South Kensington
Jewellery, Rooms 91, The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery

Ring

1730-1760 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Chased gold and silver set with rubies and diamonds
Brief 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, probably made in England, 1730-1760.
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.
Dimensions
  • Diameter: 2.2cm
Style
Subjects depicted
Summary
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.
Collection
Accession Number
8550-1863

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record createdFebruary 3, 2003
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