Vintage gold ring with floral carved coral, China mid-20th century.
China, the land of smiles, with its millennia-old culture has always fascinated Europe. It is impossible to imagine European art of the last centuries without chinoiseries, Chinese arts and crafts, especially porcelain, were a status symbol at all European courts and a sign of discriminating taste. Then, at the beginning of the 20th century, when long-distance travel became easier, trade relations could be expanded and the Middle Kingdom thus moved closer, genuine Chinese arts and crafts also became affordable for the middle classes. This decorative ring comes from China. It was made in the middle of the 20th century and presents us with a panel of carved coral. The diamond-shaped carving shows a graceful bouquet of flowers, whose representation emerges three-dimensionally as a cameo. Like the entire ring, the plaque was created in China, where the bustling port city of Shanghai in particular was a centre of Art Deco, as can still be seen today in the buildings on the famous Bund boulevard. Set in 14-karat gold, the ring is ready to wear. It found its way to us in London.
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