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Ring

  • Place of origin:

    Germany (possibly, made)

  • Date:

    1850-1900 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Enamelled gold with a pink sapphire and rose-cut diamonds

  • Museum number:

    4300-1857

  • Gallery location:

    Jewellery, Rooms 91, The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery, case 23, shelf C, box 23

Physical description

Enamelled gold ring with an oval bezel, a hinged cover set with a ruby in a border of rose-cut diamonds, below a compass dial, with volutes and strapwork on the shoulders.

Place of Origin

Germany (possibly, made)

Date

1850-1900 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Enamelled gold with a pink sapphire and rose-cut diamonds

Dimensions

Height: 2.7 cm, Width: 2.4 cm, Depth: 1.3 cm

Object history note

Acquired as Italian, 16th century

Descriptive line

Enamelled gold ring with an oval bezel, a hinged cover set with a pink sapphire in a border of rose-cut diamonds, below a compass dial, with volutes and strapwork on the shoulders, possibly made in Germany, 1850-1900.

Materials

Gold; Sapphire; Enamel; Diamond

Techniques

Enamelling; Setting; Lapidary

Subjects depicted

Volutes; Strapwork

Categories

Fakes & forgeries; Jewellery; Metalwork; Europeana Fashion Project

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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