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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

1550-1600 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

During the Renaissance, goldsmiths produced rings that were highly decoraive, often with scrolls and other motifs set in opaque coloured enamels. A popular setting was the quatrefoil bezel with decorated sides.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Gold, enamelled; hessonite garnet
Brief Description
Enamelled gold ring with a 4-petal bezel, with double cusps set with a hessonite garnet, with scrolls on the shoulders, possibly Italy, 1550-1600
Physical Description
Ring, gold and enamelled, set with a hessonite garnet. The four-petal bezel with double cusps, and with scrolls on the shoulders.
Dimensions
  • Height: 2.8cm
  • Width: 2.3cm
  • Depth: 1.5cm
Object history
ex Waterton Collection
Subject depicted
Summary
During the Renaissance, goldsmiths produced rings that were highly decoraive, often with scrolls and other motifs set in opaque coloured enamels. A popular setting was the quatrefoil bezel with decorated sides.
Bibliographic Reference
Bury, Shirley, An Introduction to Rings, London, HMSO, 1984, p.30, 33e
Collection
Accession Number
948-1871

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record createdNovember 22, 2005
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