Frascarolo Milano Enameled Tiger Cocktail Ring in 18Kt Yellow Gold With Rubies
Tiger Cocktail ring designed by Frascarolo.
A beautiful highly sculpted ring from the bestiary collection of the famed Italian jeweler and designer, Pierino Frascarolo. This impressive and intricate piece was crafted during the Mid-Century period, around the 1960's in solid yellow gold of 18 karats and depict the whimsical figure of a roaring Tiger with black and white stripes.
The entire body is carefully decorated, with applications of black, red and white hot enamels.
The eyes are bezel set, with a matching pair of round cabochon cuts of natural Burmese red rubies (0.06 carats).
Has a total weight of 21.9 Grams and the actual size is 6.75, sizeable. The top view measurements are 22mm by 23mm.
Stamped in a plaque under the head, with the Italian marks; the maker's mark for Frascarolo. the assay hallmarks and signed, "MODELE DEPOSE F.C. MADE IN ITALY .750 18 KT *347AL".
Pierino Frascarolo, was born in 1928 in Milan Italy. He began his career as an apprentice with the Fratelli Lunati company. Subsequently, he founded his own firm with the partnership of Aldo Lenti. In 1948, he moved his jewelry factory to Corso Matteotti. He is well-known for his enamel and gold animals created throughout the 1960s. Later, Lenti and Frascarolo separated and the latter formed Frascarolo & co. in New York city with Mr. Adriano Gugliada. Frascarolo died in Valenza in July 1976 at the young age of just forty-eight.
Note: Unicorns, lions, Panthers and other fantastic animals are part of the bestiary assortment of this elusive pieces.
Note: Frascarolo is considered by many, the David Webb from Italy. His jewelry with beasts and wild animals in enamel are wanted and considered as highly collectible pieces.
It is in pristine perfect condition, with no chips, repairs or cracks at the enamels.
INVENTORY REF: R0000AANN/.5264