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Ring

Central European
late 16th–early 17th century


Object Place: Europe, Germany

Dimensions

Height x width (bezel): 5/16 x 5/16 in. (0.8 x 0.8 cm) Height x width (shank): 13/16 x 7/8 in. (2.1 x 2.2 cm)

Accession Number

01.6149

Medium or Technique

Silver-gilt, glass

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Jewelry

Classifications

Rings

Ring with square, gem-set bezel. The bezel is high and pyramidal in profile. The ‘gem’ is red glass. The underside of the bezel is closed and has carved notches that extend from the corners to the middle. The bezel itself has fine, engraved striations. The shoulders have modest, carved decoration. The shank is plain.

Credit Line

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