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Ring

European
late 16th–early 17th 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): 9/16 x 13/16 in. (1.5 x 2 cm)

Accession Number

01.6116

Medium or Technique

Gilt metal, glass, enamel

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Jewelry

Classifications

Rings

Ring with quatrefoil bezel set with clear glass. The bezel is high and the petals have champlevé blue and white enamel. The underside of the bezel is closed. The shoulders have carved decoration highlighted by blue and white enamel. The glass ‘gem’ is table-cut and a diamond substitute. The shank is plain.

Credit Line

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