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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

1685-1705 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Gold commemorative ring, formerly enamelled. The oval bezel set with a faceted crystal enclosing plaited hair and CR KR below a crown in gold wire. The foliated hoop formerly covered in black enamel


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Enamelled gold set with a faceted rock crystal over plaited hair and gold wire
Brief Description
Gold commemorative ring for Charles II and Catherine of Braganza, formerly enamelled. The oval bezel set with a faceted crystal enclosing plaited hair and CR KR below a crown in gold wire. The foliated hoop formerly covered in black enamel, England, probably 1685-1705
Physical Description
Gold commemorative ring, formerly enamelled. The oval bezel set with a faceted crystal enclosing plaited hair and CR KR below a crown in gold wire. The foliated hoop formerly covered in black enamel
Dimensions
  • Height: 2.3cm
  • Width: 2cm
  • Depth: 1.3cm
Marks and Inscriptions
initialled 'CR KR' below a crown
Object history
ex Waterton Collection



Historical significance: Commemorates King Charles II, who died in 1685, but may not have been made until after the death oif his Queeen, Catherine of Braganza in 1705 (whose cipher was K instead of C)
Production
Probably 1685 to 1705
Subjects depicted
Collection
Accession Number
927-1871

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record createdJuly 17, 2006
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