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Ring

  • Object:

    Ring

  • Place of origin:

    Turkey (made)

  • Date:

    1850-1890 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silver plated metal with applied filigree and a flat cut cornelian

  • Museum number:

    568-1891

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This ring was described as ‘Saracenic’, probably meaning of unknown Islamic origin, when it was acquired by the Museum in 1891. It is difficult to be more precise; a cornelian was the most common stone in Islamic rings, and filigree was equally popular. It is unlikely to date from much earlier than its time of acquisition.

Physical description

Large silver-plated ring with a thin flat shank which splits at the shoulders. It has a large hollow circular bezel set with a central cornelian amid a mass of applied granules and coil rings. There is an applied trefoil of twisted wire and coil rings on each shoulder.

Place of Origin

Turkey (made)

Date

1850-1890 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Silver plated metal with applied filigree and a flat cut cornelian

Dimensions

Diameter: 2.9 cm

Descriptive line

Silver-plated ring with large domed bezel with a cornelian in the centre surrounded by applied coil rings and granules, Turkey, 1850-1890.

Materials

Plated; Cornelian

Techniques

Filigree

Categories

Jewellery; Metalwork

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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