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  • Place of origin:

    Europe (west, made)

  • Date:

    1780-1800 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Gold ring set with a ceramic cameo and rock crystals

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the American Friends of the V&A through the generosity of Patricia V. Goldstein

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Ring with gold band and oval bezel made up of a Wedgwood style cameo of a female bust in 18th century dress surround by a border of rock crystal stones.

Place of Origin

Europe (west, made)


1780-1800 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Gold ring set with a ceramic cameo and rock crystals


Height: 28 mm, Depth: 24 mm, Weight: 8.7 g

Object history note

The portrait is said to be that of Mary I of Portugal (1734-1816).

Descriptive line

Gold ring with a ceramic cameo said to be Mary I of Portugal set in a frame of rock crystal stones, Europe, 1780-1800.


Gold; Ceramic; Rock crystal


Jewellery; Metalwork; Portraits; Royalty


Metalwork Collection

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