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Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Jewellery, Rooms 91, The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery

Signet Ring

ca. 1580 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Enamelled gold ring, the oval bezel with a bloodstone intaglio of the head of St. John the Baptist set in the footed cup. The bezel opens to reveal inside a compass and dial with an enamelled cover.


Object details
Categories
Object type
Materials and techniques
Enamelled gold with a bloodstone intaglio
Brief description
Enamelled gold ring, the oval bezel with a bloodstone intaglio of St. John the Baptist. The bezel opens to reveal inside a compass and dial, Germany or Italy, about 1580.
Physical description
Enamelled gold ring, the oval bezel with a bloodstone intaglio of the head of St. John the Baptist set in the footed cup. The bezel opens to reveal inside a compass and dial with an enamelled cover.
Dimensions
  • Height: 3.1cm
  • Width: 2.6cm
  • Depth: 1.7cm
Credit line
Given by Dame Joan Evans
Object history
ex Guilhou Collection
Subjects depicted
Collection
Accession number
M.218-1975

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Record createdDecember 13, 2005
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