probably 16th century
Object Place: Europe, Italy
Height x width (bezel): 5/16 x 5/16 in. (0.8 x 0.8 cm) Height x width (shank): 11/16 x 13/16 in. (1.8 x 2 cm)
Medium or Technique
Gold, glass, enamel
Not On View
A classic Renaissance ring with a square box bezel set with clear glass. The bezel is high and square in profile and set on a cushion base with engraved striations filled with white enamel. The glass ‘gem’ is flat with faceting along the perimeter. The underside of the bezel is closed and has engraved decoration. The shoulders have carved and engraved decoration highlighted with blue, green and white enamel. The shank is plain.
Gift of Mrs. Alice L. Boardman, The William D. Boardman Collection