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Ring

  • Place of origin:

    Europe (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1810 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Gold mounted with rose-cut diamonds set in silver and carnelian intaglio set in gold

  • Credit Line:

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

  • Museum number:

    M.101-2007

  • Gallery location:

    Jewellery, Rooms 91, The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery, case 23, shelf C, box 12

Intaglios are stones cut, like the stone for a signet ring, with the design carved into the stone. This ring, mounted with an intaglio cut with a representation of Victory, shows the taste for intaglios cut with classical subjects continuing into the nineteenth century. Victory appears as a winged figure driving a chariot.

Physical description

Gold hoop widening to an oval bezel of rose-cut diamonds set in silver around a carnelian intaglio of Victory in a chariot set in gold.

Place of Origin

Europe (made)

Date

ca. 1810 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Gold mounted with rose-cut diamonds set in silver and carnelian intaglio set in gold

Dimensions

Width: 2 cm, Height: 1.3 cm, Depth: 2.1 cm

Descriptive line

Gold ring with rose-cut diamonds set around a carnelian intaglio of Victory in a chariot. Western Europe, about 1810, the intaglio possibly Roman.

Production Note

The intaglio possibly Roman.

Materials

Gold; Diamond; Carnelian

Techniques

Stone setting; Stone-cutting

Categories

Jewellery; Metalwork; Europeana Fashion Project

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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