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'Giardinetto' (Flower) Ring

Giardinetti ring. The leaves and mounts for the gems are silver, while the underside of the openwork bezel is gilded. In lieu of diamonds, there are several pyrits set in the leaves. Other "gems" include a circular, table-cut ruby (or garnet/glass), an emerald (or glass) and small freshwater...

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Marks

Marked twice, once with an eagle's head in profile.

Credit Line

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

French, 19th century

Object Place

Italy

Accession Number

01.5990

Medium or Technique

Gold, silver, ruby, emerald, pearl, pyrite

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Rings