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'Anelli Chianini' (marriage ring)

Italian (Arezzo)
19th century

Object Place: Europe, Arezzo, Italy, Valdechiana


Height x width (shank): 5/8 x 13/16 in. (1.6 x 2 cm) Diameter and weight: 23 mm (2.3 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Gold, silver (?), pearl

Not On View


Europe, Jewelry



Cluster ring with freshwater pearls. The nine pearls are pierced and secured to the gold bezel by silver (?) wires. The pearl mount is raised and the base has carved decoration. The surrounding pearls are set in pierced, circular opening. The perimeter of the rosette has elaborate carved decoration. The entire bezel is raised above the shoulders by three supports. From the underside one can see the wires securing the pearl surround. These are tightly twisted. The shoulders have lateral projections and the shank is plain.


Unidentified mark on the outside of the shank

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Alice L. Boardman, The William D. Boardman Collection