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Ring

  • Place of origin:

    Galway (made)

  • Date:

    1750-1800 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Robinson, Andrew (goldsmith)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Engraved gold

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs K. Ticher

  • Museum number:

    M.12-1961

  • Gallery location:

    Jewellery, Rooms 91 to 93, The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery, case 12, shelf A, box 6

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.

Physical description

Gold claddagh ring inscribed inside 'JMM.A', with two hands clasping a crowned heart, mark of Andrew Robinson.

Place of Origin

Galway (made)

Date

1750-1800 (made)

Artist/maker

Robinson, Andrew (goldsmith)

Materials and Techniques

Engraved gold

Marks and inscriptions

mark
Maker's mark of Andrew Robinson

'JMM.A'
inscription

Dimensions

Height: 2.4 cm, Width: 2.3 cm, Depth: 1.3 cm

Object history note

Historical significance: A variety of fede ring traditional to the Claddagh district of Galway

Descriptive line

Gold claddagh ring inscribed inside 'JMM', with two hands clasping a crowned heart, mark of Andrew Robinson, Galway, Ireland, 1750-1800.

Materials

Gold

Subjects depicted

Hands; Crowns (headdresses); Hearts (motifs); Love

Categories

Jewellery; Metalwork; Europeana Fashion Project

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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