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Ring

  • Place of origin:

    Italy (possibly, made)

  • Date:

    1550-1600 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Gold, enamelled; hessonite garnet

  • Museum number:

    948-1871

  • Gallery location:

    Jewellery, Rooms 91 to 93, The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery, case 8, shelf C, box 4

During the Renaissance, goldsmiths produced rings that were highly decoraive, often with scrolls and other motifs set in opaque coloured enamels. A popular setting was the quatrefoil bezel with decorated sides.

Physical description

Ring, gold and enamelled, set with a hessonite garnet. The four-petal bezel with double cusps, and with scrolls on the shoulders.

Place of Origin

Italy (possibly, made)

Date

1550-1600 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Gold, enamelled; hessonite garnet

Dimensions

Height: 2.8 cm, Width: 2.3 cm, Depth: 1.5 cm

Object history note

ex Waterton Collection

Descriptive line

Enamelled gold ring with a 4-petal bezel, with double cusps set with a hessonite garnet, with scrolls on the shoulders, possibly Italy, 1550-1600

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

Bury, Shirley, An Introduction to Rings, London, HMSO, 1984, p.30, 33e

Materials

Gold; Garnet; Enamel

Techniques

Enamelling

Subjects depicted

Scroll-work

Categories

Jewellery; Metalwork; Europeana Fashion Project

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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