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Ring - Hotlips


  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    2007 (made)
    2000 (designed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Azagury-Partridge, Solange (designer and maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silver and enamel

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Solange Azagury-Partridge

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Jewellery, Rooms 91 to 93, The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery, case 43, shelf B, box 8

Sensuality and surrealism combine in this enamelled silver ring. The lips continue the theme initiated by Azagury-Partridge's earlier 'eye' rings. She has written 'if the eyes are the windows to the soul, by contrast the lips express the earthy, sensual side of life'. The choice of vivid red enamel, she comments, gives 'a slick, pop, erotic, more modern look' than an alternative pavé-set version of the ring.

Physical description

Silver ring coated with red enamel in the form of parted lips.

Place of Origin

London (made)


2007 (made)
2000 (designed)


Azagury-Partridge, Solange (designer and maker)

Materials and Techniques

Silver and enamel

Marks and inscriptions


London hallmarks for 2007


Width: 2.7 cm, Height: 1.6 cm, Depth: 2.6 cm

Descriptive line

'Hotlips' ring, silver and red enamel. Designed by Solange Azagury-Partridge in 2000 and made in 2007. London, England.


Silver; Enamel



Subjects depicted

Lips; Mouth


Metalwork; Jewellery


Metalwork Collection

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