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Ring

Central European
late 16th–early 17th century


Object Place: Europe, Germany

Dimensions

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)

Accession Number

01.6150

Medium or Technique

Gilt metal, glass

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Jewelry

Classifications

Rings

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.

Credit Line

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