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Ring

Western European
18th century


Object Place: Europe, Italy

Dimensions

Height x width (bezel): 5/8 x 3/4 in. (1.6 x 1.9 cm) Height x width (shank): 5/8 x 13/16 in. (1.6 x 2.1 cm)

Accession Number

18.42

Medium or Technique

Gold, silver, diamond, emerald, ruby

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Collections

Europe, Jewelry

Classifications

Rings

‘Giardinetti’ ring. The blossoms are table-cut gemstones. The closed bezel settings are made of silver. The upper edge of several bezels are notched. The settings are soldered onto gold wire stems. There are four small gold leaves attached to stems. The bifurcating shoulders have applied leaf decoration. The shank is plain and has been resized or repaired.

Provenance

By 1910, Miss Louise M. Nathurst; 1918, gift of Miss Louise M. Nathurst to the MFA.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Louise M. Nathurst