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Ring

European
probably 16th century


Object Place: Europe, Italy

Dimensions

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)

Accession Number

01.6115

Medium or Technique

Gold, glass, enamel

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Jewelry

Classifications

Rings

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.

Credit Line

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