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Ring

  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1871 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Froment-Meurice, P. H. Emile, born 1837 - died 1913 (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Stamped and engraved bronzed copper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs K. Greenwood-Wynne

  • Museum number:

    M.35-1982

  • Gallery location:

    Jewellery, Rooms 91, The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery, case 23, shelf D, box 19

This ring commemorates the German bombardment of Paris during the Franco-Prussian war of 1870-71. It is inscribed TOUS/ AUX/ DANGERS/ TOUS/ A L'HONNEUR/ 1870-1871 (United in danger, united in honour 1870-1871) and with the initials AM for Ave Maria.
Paris surrendered to the forces of General Bismarck on the 28 January 1871 after a prolonged siege.

Physical description

Bronzed copper commemorative ring, the hoop a raised frieze of laurel, a crowned shield with the monogram AM and the inscription TOUS/ AUX/ DANGERS/ TOUS/ A L'HONNEUR/ 1870-1871 Stamped inside with the maker's name FROMENT-MEURICE

Place of Origin

France (made)

Date

ca. 1871 (made)

Artist/maker

Froment-Meurice, P. H. Emile, born 1837 - died 1913 (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Stamped and engraved bronzed copper

Marks and inscriptions

Bronzed copper commemorative ring, the monogram AM and inscribed TOUS/ AUX/ DANGERS/ TOUS/ A L'HONNEUR/ 1870-1871

stamped FROMENT-MEURICE
inside; maker's name

Dimensions

Depth: 1.2 cm, Diameter: 2 cm

Historical context note

A mass produced commemorative ring, perhaps relating to General Jean Auguste Margueritte who was mortally wounded in the great cavalry charge at Sedan during the Franco-Prussian War

Descriptive line

Bronzed copper commemorative ring, the hoop a raised frieze of laurel, a crowned shield with the monogram AM and the inscription TOUS/ AUX/ DANGERS/ TOUS/ A L'HONNEUR/ 1870-1871 inside FROMENT-MEURICE, France, about 1871.

Materials

Copper

Subjects depicted

Wreaths (costume accessories); Death; Crowns (headdresses); Shields (motifs); Monograms; Battle

Categories

Jewellery; Metalwork; Europeana Fashion Project

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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