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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. 1810 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Gold mounted with rose-cut diamonds set in silver and carnelian intaglio set in gold
Brief Description
Gold ring with rose-cut diamonds set around a carnelian intaglio of Victory in a chariot. Western Europe, about 1810, the intaglio possibly Roman.
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.
Dimensions
  • Width: 2cm
  • Height: 1.3cm
  • Depth: 2.1cm
Credit line
Given by the American Friends of the V&A through the generosity of Patricia V. Goldstein
Production
The intaglio possibly Roman.
Subject depicted
Summary
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.
Other Numbers
  • LOAN:AMERICANFRIENDS.83-2003 - Previous loan number
  • 39 - Goldstein Collection number
Collection
Accession Number
M.101-2007

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record createdMarch 26, 2008
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