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Ring

Western European
18th century


Object Place: Europe, Italy

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

17.406

Medium or Technique

Ruby, emerald, diamond, silver, gold

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Collections

Europe, Jewelry

Classifications

Rings

‘Giardinetti’ ring. The basket is set with a red stone (possibly a foil-backed crystal) in a silver mount with a notched border. The floral spray is widely set with considerable negative space. Stylized blossoms are formed from three rubies and two emeralds. The leaves are set with rose-cut diamonds. The bipartite shoulders have applied silver foliate decoration and the shank has a ribbed design.

Provenance

By 1910, Denman Waldo Ross, 1917, gift of Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection