Memorial ring

Central European
late 18th century


Dimensions

Height x width (bezel): 1 1/8 x 11/16 in. (2.8 x 1.7 cm) Height x width (shank): 5/8 x 11/16 in. (1.7 x 1.8 cm)

Accession Number

01.6608

Medium or Technique

Gold, pearls, paint, enamel and glass

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Jewelry

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Rings

Octagonal memorial ring. Painted and enameled bezel features a woman in neo-Classical dress with dog next to a plinth surmounted by a cloth. Text on plinth in German: “Ich zahle/ die Stun/den des/Wieder/sehens” (I count the hours until we meet). Clock reads 11.30. Gold, small pearls and gold wirework accent the miniature which is under glass. Engraved decoration on shoulders.

Provenance

Gardner Brewer Collection; 1901, bequest of Mrs. Arthur Croft to the MFA.

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Arthur Croft—The Gardner Brewer Collection