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A resplendent Rococo ring, dating back to circa 1750, captures the whimsical grace of the late Baroque period. Crafted in 18K yellow gold, this piece showcases the era's penchant for asymmetry and ornate natural motifs, with 15 old brilliant cut diamonds totalling approximately 1.50ct. The enamelling technique employed is a testament to the artistry of the period, imbuing this exquisite ring with a colourful history, all preserved in excellent condition.
Antique jewelry object group: ring
Condition: excellent condition
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Country of origin: unknown
Style: Rococo - Rococo (less commonly roccoco) also referred to as "Late Baroque" is an 18th century style which developed as Baroque artists gave up their symmetry and became increasingly more ornate, florid, and playful. Rococo rooms were designed as total works of art with elegant and ornate furniture, small sculptures, ornamental mirrors, and tapestry complementing architecture, reliefs, and wall paintings. It was largely supplanted by the Neoclassic style. In 1835 the Dictionary of the French Academy stated that the word Rococo "usually covers the kind of ornament, style and design associated with Louis XV's reign and the beginning of that of Louis XVI". It includes therefore, all types of art produced around the middle of the 18th century in France.
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Style specifics: Rococo is a style of decoration that followed, c.1730, the baroque style in France (where it was also called rocaille), the principal features of which are asymmetry of ornament and a repertoire consisting to a considerable extent of rockwork, shells, flowers, foliage, and scrollwork. It was developed in France under Louis XV, 1715-74, and spread to Italy, Germany, and Austria and to a lesser extent to England.
Period: ca. 1750
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Material: 18K yellow gold
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Technique: Enamelling is an old and widely-adopted technology. The ancient Egyptians applied enamels to pottery and stone objects. The ancient Greeks, Celts, Russians, and Chinese also used enameling processes on metal objects. Enamel is the colorful result of fusing powdered glass to a substrate by firing, usually between 750 and 850 degrees Celsius. The powder melts and flows and hardens to a smooth, durable vitreous coating on metal, glass or ceramic. According to some sources, the word enamel comes from the High German word smelzan (to smelt) via the Old French esmail. Used as a noun, "an enamel" is a usually small decorative object, coated with enamel coating, such as a champlevé or a cloisonné (different techniques).
Diamond(s): 15 old brilliant cut diamonds with an estimated weight of ± 1.50ct. (colour and clarity: G/K, vs/i).
- All diamond weights, color grades and clarity are approximate since the stones were not removed from their mounts to preserve the integrity of the setting.
Total diamond weight: approx. 1.50 crt.
Birthstones: Diamond is the birthstone (or month stone) for April.
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Hallmarks: No trace.
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Dimensions: top of ring 1,90 cm (0,75 inch) x 1,20 cm (0,47 inch)
Weight: 4,80 gram (3,09 dwt)
Ring size Continental: 51 & 16¼ , Size US 5½ , Size UK: K½
Resizing: Free resizing (only for extreme resizing we have to charge).
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Reference Nº: 16340-0042
Copyright photography: Adin, fine antique jewelry
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