late 19th century
Height x width (bezel): 3/8 x 3/8 in. (0.9 x 0.9 cm) Height x width (shank): 3/4 x 13/16 in. (1.9 x 2.1 cm)
Medium or Technique
Gilt metal, glass
Not On View
Ring with a box-bezel set with clear glass. The high bezel sits on a thin sheet metal cushion with engraved striations. The underside of the bezel is closed. Under the table-cut “gem” there is either a reddish-brown pigment or oxidation of the metal. The shoulders have raised, stylized decoration and the shank is plain.
Gift of Mrs. Alice L. Boardman, The William D. Boardman Collection