Ring

1750-1800 (made)
Ring thumbnail 1
Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Jewellery, Rooms 91, The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

The 'Claddagh' ring takes its name from the Irish village. It is formed of a crowned heart held between two hands. It draws upon older traditions of rings with clasped hands and hearts and is still a popular item of jewellery.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Engraved gold
Brief Description
Gold claddagh ring inscribed inside 'JMM', with two hands clasping a crowned heart, mark of Andrew Robinson, Galway, Ireland, 1750-1800.
Physical Description
Gold claddagh ring inscribed inside 'JMM.A', with two hands clasping a crowned heart, mark of Andrew Robinson.
Dimensions
  • Height: 2.4cm
  • Width: 2.3cm
  • Depth: 1.3cm
Marks and Inscriptions
  • mark (Maker's mark of Andrew Robinson)
  • 'JMM.A' (inscription)
Credit line
Given by Mrs K. Ticher
Object history
Historical significance: A variety of fede ring traditional to the Claddagh district of Galway.

Given by Mrs Kurt Ticher, RF 61/1199
Subjects depicted
Summary
The 'Claddagh' ring takes its name from the Irish village. It is formed of a crowned heart held between two hands. It draws upon older traditions of rings with clasped hands and hearts and is still a popular item of jewellery.
Collection
Accession Number
M.12-1961

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record createdNovember 14, 2005
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