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

Signet Ring

1500-1550 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Gold signet ring, the hexagonal bezel engraved with an eagle displayed, the shoulders with the Virgin and Child, and St. John the Divine. Behind, J and K, joined by a true-lover's knot.


Object details
Categories
Object type
Materials and techniques
Engraved gold
Brief description
Gold signet ring, the hexagonal bezel engraved with an eagle displayed, the shoulders with the Virgin and Child, and St. John the Divine, made in Western Europe, about 1500-50.
Physical description
Gold signet ring, the hexagonal bezel engraved with an eagle displayed, the shoulders with the Virgin and Child, and St. John the Divine. Behind, J and K, joined by a true-lover's knot.
Dimensions
  • Height: 2.7cm
  • Width: 2.9cm
  • Depth: 1.5cm
Marks and inscriptions
  • An eagle displayed (Engraved on the bezel.)
  • 'J and K', joined by a true-lover's knot (Engraved on the back.)
Object history
ex Waterton Collection
Subjects depicted
Collection
Accession number
694-1871

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Record createdDecember 15, 2005
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