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Ring

Ring

  • Place of origin:

    Cordoba (made)

  • Date:

    1865-1870 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silver filigree set with a cross of red pastes

  • Museum number:

    1180-1871

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Finger rings are one of the most popular kinds of jewellery. They have been used in almost all places throughout history, and, unlike most other pieces, were commonly worn as often by men as by women.

This ring was probably made in Spain around 1871, when it was bought in Cordoba as an example of traditional jewellery.

Physical description

Silver ring set with six red pastes in the form of a cross. The shank is made from a band of twisted wire with a plain wire on either side. The plain wires split to form a lozenge at the front which supports a short tube at right angles to the shank. The bezel consists of a shield of grooved wire, soldered on top of the tube, which has a cross of red pastes in its centre and a granule at each side where it meets the shank.

Place of Origin

Cordoba (made)

Date

1865-1870 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Silver filigree set with a cross of red pastes

Dimensions

Height: 22.6 mm, Width: 19.2 mm, Depth: 12.4 mm

Descriptive line

Silver ring with a filigree bezel set with a cross of red pastes, Cordoba (Spain), 1865-70.

Materials

Silver; Paste

Techniques

Filigree

Subjects depicted

Cross

Categories

Jewellery; Metalwork; Christianity

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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