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Ring

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1685-1705 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Enamelled gold set with a faceted rock crystal over plaited hair and gold wire

  • Museum number:

    927-1871

  • Gallery location:

    Jewellery, Rooms 91, The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery, case 8, shelf D, box 25

Physical description

Gold commemorative ring, formerly enamelled. The oval bezel set with a faceted crystal enclosing plaited hair and CR KR below a crown in gold wire. The foliated hoop formerly covered in black enamel

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1685-1705 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Enamelled gold set with a faceted rock crystal over plaited hair and gold wire

Marks and inscriptions

initialled 'CR KR' below a crown

Dimensions

Height: 2.3 cm, Width: 2 cm, Depth: 1.3 cm

Object history note

ex Waterton Collection

Historical significance: Commemorates King Charles II, who died in 1685, but may not have been made until after the death oif his Queeen, Catherine of Braganza in 1705 (whose cipher was K instead of C)

Descriptive line

Gold commemorative ring for Charles II and Catherine of Braganza, formerly enamelled. The oval bezel set with a faceted crystal enclosing plaited hair and CR KR below a crown in gold wire. The foliated hoop formerly covered in black enamel, England, probably 1685-1705

Production Note

Probably 1685 to 1705

Materials

Gold; Enamel; Rock crystal; Hair

Subjects depicted

Foliation (pattern); Mourning; Crowns (headdresses)

Categories

Jewellery; Metalwork; Royalty; Death; Europeana Fashion Project

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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