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Ring

Western European
18th century


Object Place: Europe, Italy

Dimensions

Height x width (bezel): 7/16 x 1/2 in. (1.1 x 1.3 cm) Height x width (shank): 9/16 x 11/16 in. (1.5 x 1.8 cm)

Accession Number

15.282

Medium or Technique

Gold, silver, topaz, ruby (or garnet)

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Collections

Europe, Jewelry

Classifications

Rings

Ring with a central faceted topaz surrounded by ten rubies (or garnets). The topaz has a notched, silver bezel raised above the surround and riveted to the gold, closed underside. The ruby (or garnet) surround is also set in silver with notched edges. The openwork shoulders are set with a ruby (or garnet) in a blossom-like mount. The gold shank has carved decoration and traces of enamel.

Provenance

1915, gift by anonymous donor to the MFA.

Credit Line

Anonymous gift