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Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Jewellery, Rooms 91, The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery

Ring

ca. 1649 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Enamelled gold commemorative ring, the oval bezel with a revolving centre. On the obverse, an intaglio portrait of Charles I and on the reverse a skull between CR a coronet above and a royal crown below. Inscribed GLORIA and VANITAS. The border inscribed behind IA: the 30/1648 The hoop engraved inside Emigravit gloria Angl


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Engraved and enamelled gold
Brief Description
Enamelled gold commemorative ring for Charles I, the oval bezel with a revolving centre with an intaglio portrait of Charles I and a skull between CR a coronet above and a royal crown below on the reverse. England, about 1649.
Physical Description
Enamelled gold commemorative ring, the oval bezel with a revolving centre. On the obverse, an intaglio portrait of Charles I and on the reverse a skull between CR a coronet above and a royal crown below. Inscribed GLORIA and VANITAS. The border inscribed behind IA: the 30/1648 The hoop engraved inside Emigravit gloria Angl
Dimensions
  • Height: 1.9cm
  • Width: 2.2cm
  • Depth: 1.6cm
Marks and Inscriptions
  • CR
  • Inscribed GLORIA and VANITAS
  • inscribed IA: the 30/1648 (The border; behind)
  • engraved Emigravit gloria Angl (The hoop; inside)
Credit line
Given by Dame Joan Evans
Object history
Acquired by Sir John Evans at Christie's in 1895



Historical significance: Commemorates the death of King Charles I
Subjects depicted
Collection
Accession Number
M.274-1962

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record createdJuly 17, 2006
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