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Ring

  • Place of origin:

    italy (made)

  • Date:

    1840-1860 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Gold set with red and white pastes

  • Museum number:

    471-1868

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

  • Public access description

    This type of ring, with a large central stone enclosed at each side by three smaller stones 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.

  • Physical description

    Gold ring set with a large red paste with three smaller white pastes on each side. The back of the bezel is fluted.

  • Dimensions

    Diameter: 2.0 cm, Height: 1.0 cm

  • Descriptive line

    Gold ring set with one red and six white pastes, Italy, 1840-1860.

  • Collection code

    Metalwork Collection