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Signet ring

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1652 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Engraved gold set with a carnelian intaglio

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Dame Joan Evans

  • Museum number:

    M.271-1962

  • Gallery location:

    Jewellery, Rooms 91 to 93, The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery, case 9, shelf B, box 5

Physical description

Gold signet ring with an oval bezel, with a scalloped edge, set with a cornelian intaglio. The intaglio with the arms of Rushe (?), engraved behind with a skull and inscribed 'I/ R/ Obijt Sep. t/ 13th .52. etat.63'

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

ca. 1652 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Engraved gold set with a carnelian intaglio

Marks and inscriptions

inscribed 'I/ R/ Obijt Sep. t/ 13th .52. etat.63'
Engraved behind

coat of arms
The intaglio; the arms of Rushe (?), Co. Essex

Dimensions

Height: 2.1 cm, Width: 1.9 cm, Depth: 1.6 cm

Descriptive line

Gold signet ring set with a carnelian intaglio engraved with the arms of Rushe (?). Engraved behind with a skull and inscribed 'I/ R/ Obijt Sep. t/ 13th .52. etat.63', England, ca.1652.

Materials

Gold; Carnelian

Subjects depicted

Scalloping; Intaglios; Escutcheons (coats of arms); Death; Skull (skeleton component)

Categories

Jewellery; Metalwork; Europeana Fashion Project

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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