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Signet ring

Signet ring

  • Place of origin:

    Italy (intaglio, made)
    France (ring, made)

  • Date:

    15th century (made)
    16th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Engraved gold set with a garnet intaglio

  • Museum number:

    901-1871

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Gold signet ring with an octagonal bezel set with a garnet intaglio of a female bust. The shoulders are engraved with sprigs and inscribed in black letter pour bien

Place of Origin

Italy (intaglio, made)
France (ring, made)

Date

15th century (made)
16th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Engraved gold set with a garnet intaglio

Marks and inscriptions

inscribed in black letter pour bien
The shoulders

Dimensions

Height: 2.4 cm, Width: 2 cm, Depth: 1.1 cm

Object history note

ex Waterton Collection

Descriptive line

Gold signet ring with an octagonal bezel set with a garnet intaglio of a female bust. The shoulders engraved with sprigs and inscribed, possibly France, early 16th century, the intaglio Italian and earlier

Production Note

The intaglio is 15th century, the ring 16th century

Materials

Gold; Garnet

Techniques

Engraving

Subjects depicted

Busts; Intaglios; Floral sprays

Categories

Jewellery; Metalwork

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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