E503 Museum Quality, 22 karat yellow Gold Ring, Cannetille Gold Work, set with Natural Pearls, Circa 1830, Late Georgian:


E503

Handmade Gold Cannetille design made of tightly coiled wires. The ring is set with nine 5 mm natural ocean pearls on the outer edge of the rings face. Between the outer pearls and center pearl is a roll of tightly coiled wire, beautiful Cannetille filigree work in a 22-karat wire. The high karat of wire is used because it is softer and more flexible to work in making this elegant design. The rings double band is made of 15 karat yellow gold and is a size 7 1/4.
Information on Cannetille work:
Beautiful gold work, embellishing Antique Jewelry, painstakingly created by master craftsman, in the time period, late Georgian and early Victorian Jewelry incorporated an antique gold work application known as Cannetille 
(a French Word, however, it is thought that Cannetille first originated in England and later adopted in France) and is a recurring decoration in Antique jewelry. Cannetille enhances some of the most impressive antique gold pieces in existence today.
In the 1830's gold was skillfully wrought into antique filigree jewelry in the shape of sprays of flowers, brooches with stylized flowers- the heads of which were made from Persian turquoise, pearls or sometimes citrines and amethyst gems for pansies.
And as if coming to us from a fairy tale as gold spun from a wooden spinning wheel, this exquisite antique gold work technique was used to make light and yet luxurious jewelry.
Cannetille or "canetille" was named after the gold embroideries of the Napoleonic years; a type of embroidery made with very twisted gold or silver thread. The patterns are often in the form of scrolls or rosettes made of tightly coiled wires.
This labor-intensive technique was unfortunately short-lived and fell out of favor soon after it was introduced and no one has dared take up the difficult process since.
Cannetille takes the form of a filigree pattern, where the surface is encrusted with fine detailing in gold, consisting of spirals of wire orgrainti where small granules are used, often enhanced with gemstones or enameling.
This quality ring is 3/4 of an inch across the face, and the band is 7 1/4 ring size.

Price: $1,170.00