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Ring

Ring

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    ca.1790 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Gold with an antique burnt sard intaglio

  • Credit Line:

    Southesk Collection

  • Museum number:

    M.41-1980

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Gold ring, with an octagonal bezel with an antique burnt sard intaglio of the heads of a horse and a lion-gryphon (or goat?) addorsed, with ridged sides

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

ca.1790 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Gold with an antique burnt sard intaglio

Dimensions

Height: 2.3 cm, Width: 2.2 cm, Depth: 1 cm

Object history note

The gem Gnostic(?), said to have been mounted with M.42-1980 for the writer and antiquary William Beckford (1760-1844), but a similar deep octagonal bezel is to be seen on a mount in the Townshend Collection

Descriptive line

Gold ring, with an octagonal bezel with an antique burnt sard intaglio of the heads of a horse and a lion-gryphon, England, ca.1790

Materials

Gold; Sard

Techniques

Engraved

Subjects depicted

Griffins; Horse; Intaglios; Goats

Categories

Jewellery; Metalwork

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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