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  • Place of origin:

    Norway (made)

  • Date:

    1650-1800 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silver gilt

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr J H E Allen

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This ring was described as Swedish or German, from the seventeenth century, when it was given to the Museum in 1896. It is more likely to be Norwegian, as it was said to have been acquired there, and the sprays of stylised leaves on the shoulders and the religious motif on the bezel are very common on rings of medieval type from Norway. Rings of this kind were widely worn up to the nineteenth century with traditional costume.

Physical description

Cast silver-gilt ring widening at the front to form a vertical rectangular bezel containing a cast figure of the Virgin and Child in a plain frame with granules at each corner. There are stylised flowers over the shoulders.

Place of Origin

Norway (made)


1650-1800 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Silver gilt


Height: 2.2 cm, Width: 2.5 cm, Depth: 1.9 cm

Descriptive line

Silver-gilt ring with the Virgin and Child in a rectangular bezel, Norway, 1650-1800.




Jewellery; Metalwork


Metalwork Collection

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