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Ring

French
mid-19th century


Object Place: Europe, France (?)

Dimensions

Height x width (bezel): 11/16 x 5/8 in. (1.7 x 1.6 cm) Height x width (shank): 11/16 x 3/4 in. (1.8 x 1.9 cm)

Accession Number

01.6605

Medium or Technique

Gold, silver, diamond (?)

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Jewelry

Classifications

Rings

‘Giardinetti’ ring. The gold basket is formed of vertical striations and raised borders with ridges with notches imitating basket weave. The floral spray is set with small rose-cut diamonds in silver mounts with closed undersides. There are bifurcating gold shoulders and a ribbed gold shank.

Markings

Two impressed marks, one an eagle's head.

Provenance

The Gardner Brewer Collection. 1901, bequest of Mrs. Arthur Croft to the MFA.

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Arthur Croft—The Gardner Brewer Collection