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Signet ring

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1500-1550 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Engraved gold

  • Museum number:

    792-1871

  • Gallery location:

    Jewellery, Rooms 91, The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery, case 8, shelf D, box 13

Physical description

Gold signet ring with an octagonal bezel engraved with a pelican in its piety, with behind, 'TS' in monogram. The hoop is reduced in size.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1500-1550 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Engraved gold

Marks and inscriptions

'TS' in monogram.
Engraved on bezel.

Dimensions

Height: 2 cm, Width: 2.1 cm, Depth: 1.3 cm

Object history note

ex Waterton Collection

Historical significance: An almost identical ring in the possession of Corpus Christi College, belonged to the founder, Richard Foxe, Bishop of Rochester (d.1528). It is possible therefore, that this is a standard signet of the Bishops of Winchester.

Descriptive line

Gold signet ring with an octagonal bezel engraved with a pelican in its piety, with behind, 'TS' in monogram, made in England, about 1500-50.

Materials

Gold

Techniques

Engraving (incising)

Subjects depicted

Pelican in her piety; Faith; Christianity; Monograms

Categories

Jewellery; Metalwork; Europeana Fashion Project

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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