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Ring

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1701 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Enamelled gold with gold wire and painted gold stampings under rock crystal

  • Museum number:

    M.21-1929

  • Gallery location:

    Jewellery, Rooms 91 to 93, The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery, case 12, shelf B, box 1

This is a memorial ring for James II who died in exile in 1701. The shoulders are enamelled in black which is typical of a mourning or memorial ring. Under the faceted rock crystal can be found the monogram JR in gold wire below a crown supported by two angels in silk.

Physical description

Gold commemorative ring with an oval bezel set with a faceted crystal enclosing the monogram JR in gold wire below a crown supported by two angels in silk. The foliated shoulders are enamelled in black

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

ca. 1701 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Enamelled gold with gold wire and painted gold stampings under rock crystal

Marks and inscriptions

monogram JR in gold wire

Dimensions

Height: 2.4 cm, Width: 2 cm, Depth: 1.2 cm

Object history note

ex Harman-Oates Collection

Historical significance: Commemorates King James II, who died in exile in 1701

Descriptive line

Gold commemorative ring for James II set with a rock crystal covered monogram. England, about 1701.

Materials

Gold; Enamel; Rock crystal; Textile

Subjects depicted

Death; Crowns (headdresses); Monograms; Mourning; Angels; Foliation (pattern)

Categories

Jewellery; Metalwork; Royalty; Death; Europeana Fashion Project

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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