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Cluster Ring

Italian
19th century


Object Place: Europe, Italy

Dimensions

Height x width (shank): 11/16 x 3/4 in. (1.7 x 1.9 cm) Diameter: 1.6 cm (5/8 in.)

Accession Number

01.5996

Medium or Technique

Gold, glass

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Jewelry

Classifications

Rings

Cluster ring with a central square, clear glass “gem”. Surrounding the central element are eight rectangular “gems” of alternating green and red glass. The clear glass “gem” is somewhat raised and has a carved gold bezel. The radiating colored glass “gems” are also set in gold mounts and there are carved radiating line between each glass element. The underside of the bezel is closed and has a carved starburst pattern evocative of a blossom. A rivet which secures the central glass element is visible in the center. The shoulders each have three projecting elements. The shank is plain.

Markings

Marked 'ET' on the shank

Credit Line

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