late 16th–early 17th century
Object Place: Europe, Germany
Height x width (bezel): 7/16 x 7/16 in. (1.1 x 1.1 cm) Height x width (shank): 7/8 x 1 in. (2.2 x 2.5 cm)
Medium or Technique
Gilt metal, glass
Not On View
Ring with square, gem-set bezel. The bezel is high and sits on a raised, square with engraved decoration. The bezel is slightly pyramidal in profile and has engraved, vertical striations. The underside of the bezel is closed and has carved notches that extend toward the middle. The shoulders have elaborate, openwork, carved decoration. The shank is plain. The ‘gem’ is unfaceted glass which is now deteriorating.
Gift of Mrs. Alice L. Boardman, The William D. Boardman Collection