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Ring

  • Place of origin:

    Europe (made)

  • Date:

    1900-1950 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Carved rock crystal

  • Credit Line:

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

  • Museum number:

    M.91-2007

  • Gallery location:

    Jewellery, Rooms 91 to 93, The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery, case 30, shelf A, box 25

This ring is unsigned and it is not known who carved it, nor when or where it was made. It is a fine and intriguing example of carved rock crystal, a friable stone craftsmen often find difficult to work with.

Physical description

Ring cut from a single piece of rock crystal, with a face carved and frosted on each side of the bezel.

Place of Origin

Europe (made)

Date

1900-1950 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Carved rock crystal

Dimensions

Width: 2.8 cm, Height: 1 cm, Depth: 2.6 cm

Descriptive line

Ring, carved rock crystal, Western Europe, 1900-50.

Materials

Rock crystal

Techniques

Carving

Subjects depicted

Faces

Categories

Jewellery; Metalwork

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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