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Ring

Norwegian
19th century


Object Place: Europe, Scandinavia, Lapland

Dimensions

Height x width (bezel): 2.2 x 2 cm (7/8 x 13/16 in.) Height x width (shank): 2.1 x 2.2 cm (13/16 x 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

01.6155

Medium or Technique

Silver gilt

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Jewelry

Classifications

Rings

Wedding ring with a large disk pendant. The ring is hollow and made from thin silver sheet. The diamond-shaped bezel has an applied, circular element with a decorative border. Dangling from the center is a concave disk secured to a hoop soldered to the circular element. Repoussé “dots” decorate the perimeter of the disc. Each shoulder features the head of a satyr worked in repoussé. All edges of the ring have a faux twisted-wire border, and the middle of the shank has a stamped, zig-zag decoration.

Provenance

William D. Boardman Collection; 1901, gift of Mrs. Alice L. Boardman

Credit Line

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