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Ring

  • Place of origin:

    Europe (North West, made)

  • Date:

    1550-75 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Enamelled gold with rubies

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Dame Joan Evans

  • Museum number:

    M.280-1962

  • Gallery location:

    Jewellery, Rooms 91, The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery, case 8, shelf D, box 19

Physical description

Enamelled gold ring, the bezel in the form of a skull and cross-bones in a border of rubies with an enamelled rosette behind, two marks 'CC' and 'AL[?]' in a monogram.

Place of Origin

Europe (North West, made)

Date

1550-75 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Enamelled gold with rubies

Marks and inscriptions

two marks 'CC' and 'AL[?]' in a monogram

Dimensions

Height: 2.6 cm, Width: 2.3 cm, Depth: 1.6 cm

Descriptive line

Enamelled gold ring, the bezel in the form of a skull and cross-bones in a border of rubies with an enamelled rosette behind, two marks 'CC' and 'AL[?]' in a monogram. Europe, 1550-75.

Materials

Gold; Ruby; Enamel

Subjects depicted

Memento mori; Death; Skull (skeleton component); Memento mori

Categories

Jewellery; Metalwork; Death; Europeana Fashion Project

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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