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Mourning ring

Ring

Probably French
late 18th century


Object Place: Europe, Italy (?)

Dimensions

Height x width (bezel): 1 9/16 x 1 1/16 in. (4 x 2.7 cm) Height x width (shank): 11/16 x 13/16 in. (1.7 x 2.1 cm)

Accession Number

01.6613

Medium or Technique

Gold, silver, enamel and diamond

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Jewelry

Classifications

Rings

Ring with an elongated oval bezel. The central panel has dark blue enamel (cracked) set with five pairs of rose-cut diamonds mounted in silver. There is a rose-cut diamond surround attached to the center panel by four rivets. The shank is ribbed. The shoulders are tripartite. The closed underside of the bezel is concave.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Arthur Croft—The Gardner Brewer Collection