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Ring

  • Place of origin:

    England (possibly, made)

  • Date:

    1730-1760 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Enamelled gold set with garnets

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Dame Joan Evans

  • Museum number:

    M.170-1962

  • Gallery location:

    Jewellery, Rooms 91, The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery, case 12, shelf A, box 2

Physical description

Enamelled gold giardinetti ring with a bezel in the form of a pierced heart inscribed 'DOUX ET SINCERE', framing a tulip set with garnets

Place of Origin

England (possibly, made)

Date

1730-1760 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Enamelled gold set with garnets

Marks and inscriptions

'DOUX ET SINCERE'
'Sweet and honest'
inscription, pierced heart

Dimensions

Height: 1.7 cm, Width: 1.7 cm, Depth: 1.3 cm

Object history note

ex Sir John Evans Collection

Descriptive line

Enamelled gold giardinetti ring with a bezel in the form of a pierced heart inscribed 'DOUX ET SINCERE', framing a tulip set with rubies, possibly England, 1730-1760.

Materials

Gold; Enamel; Garnet

Subjects depicted

Heart; Love; Tulips

Categories

Jewellery; Metalwork; Europeana Fashion Project

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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