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Ring

  • Place of origin:

    Europe (west, made)

  • Date:

    1680-1720 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Enamelled gold with rose-cut diamonds

  • Museum number:

    922-1871

  • Gallery location:

    Jewellery, Rooms 91, The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery, case 8, shelf D, box 18

Physical description

Enamelled gold ring, the bezel in the form of a skull and cross-bones, set with rose-cut diamonds

Place of Origin

Europe (west, made)

Date

1680-1720 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Enamelled gold with rose-cut diamonds

Dimensions

Height: 2.5 cm, Width: 2 cm, Depth: 0.8 cm

Object history note

ex Waterton Collection

Descriptive line

Enamelled gold ring, the bezel in the form of a skull and cross-bones, set with rose-cut diamonds, West Europe, 1680-1720.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Hindman, Sandra ed. Cycles of life: rings from the Benjamin Zucker family collection, London, 2014, p.183

Materials

Gold; Diamond; Enamel

Subjects depicted

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

Categories

Jewellery; Metalwork; Death; Europeana Fashion Project

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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