late 16th–early 17th century
Object Place: Europe, Italy, Lombardy
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)
Medium or Technique
Gilt metal, glass
Not On View
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.
Gift of Mrs. Alice L. Boardman, The William D. Boardman Collection