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Cluster Ring

Western European
19th century


Object Place: Europe, Italy

Dimensions

Height x width (bezel): 13/16 x 1 in. (2 x 2.5 cm) Height x width (shank): 11/16 x 7/8 in. (1.7 x 2.2 cm)

Accession Number

01.5949

Medium or Technique

Gold, glass

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Jewelry

Classifications

Rings

Cluster ring with clear and red glass “gems”. The raised central “gem” has a vertical gold bezel with wire decoration. This element is surrounded by four rose-cut, red glass “gems”. Clear glass “gems” are above and below the center. The rosette is flanked by two clear, bezel-set glass “gems”. The perimeter of the bezel has applied wirework and gold balls. The ring is primarily made of gold sheet and is somewhat crude. The shoulder has applied sheet decoration and the shank is plain.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Alice L. Boardman, The William D. Boardman Collection