Migration Period - Early Medieval Times - 400 - 800 A.D.

Frankish / Merovingian Cloisonné Ring Mount



   A Frankish cloisonné disc ring mount with garnets, so-called "rosette ring". The silver ring now missing
   Made of silver with four clover-shaped garnet petals, the "waffer" gold foil visible beneath, the central stone replaced.

   The cloisonné style, an ornementation technique covering the surface of items with garnets or glass inlays separated only by small "cloisons"
   was an heritage of the Hunnic / Steppe cultures which invaded Europe in the IV-V.c. It was soon mastered by Frankish artists.

   Most garnets used to decorate early cloisonné pieces originate from Sri Lanka - an early example of international trade.
   The disruption of the silk trade road by troubles in the Persian region resulted in the decline of this technique, fewer stones being available.

   Material : Silver with garnets, two garnets cracked
   Origin : Germany or France
   Provenance : Bonham's London auction sale
   Period : VI c.A.D.
   Dimensions : Diam. : 16 mm

        Ref. : m-049

    Fränkische Silberne Scheibenfibel mit Almandineinlagen

   Price & Conditions : Euro 800 -

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