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Ring

European
late 16th–early 17th century


Object Place: Europe, Italy, Lombardy

Dimensions

Height x width (bezel): 1/4 x 1/4 in. (0.7 x 0.7 cm) Height x width (shank): 11/16 x 3/4 in. (1.8 x 1.9 cm)

Accession Number

01.6119

Medium or Technique

Gilt metal, glass

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Jewelry

Classifications

Rings

Ring with a box bezel set with clear glass. The bezel is high, pyramidal in profile and set on a cushion base. There are two engraved vertical lines at the corners of the box. The glass “gem” has a flat table and a single facet at the edge. The underside of the bezel is closed. The shoulders have minimal, carved decoration. The shank is plain.

Credit Line

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