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Ring

South German (Schwäbisch Gmünd)
19th century


Object Place: Europe, Germany, Bavaria

Dimensions

Height x width (bezel): 1.5 x 1.5 cm (9/16 x 9/16 in.) Height x width (shank): 1.8 x 2.3 cm (11/16 x 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

01.6094

Medium or Technique

Silver, verre églomisé

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Jewelry

Classifications

Rings

Ring featuring a flaming heart and a cross. The center of the raised, square bezel has a flaming heart and cross in verre églomisé. It is surrounded by repoussé rosettes. This is a separate unit secured to the ring by two metal tabs. Each openwork shoulder has red and green glas “gems” that are bezel-mounted and soldered to the bifurcating base. The shank has impressed circle decoration.

Markings

Two impressed marks on the outside

Credit Line

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