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Ring

Western European
17th century


Object Place: Europe, Italy

Dimensions

Height x width (bezel): 1/4 x 3/8 in. (0.6 x 1 cm) Height x width (shank): 9/16 x 3/4 in. (1.5 x 1.9 cm)

Accession Number

18.48

Medium or Technique

Gold, ruby (or glass), enamel

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Jewelry

Classifications

Rings

Ring with a rectangular, bezel-set ruby (or glass). The sides and closed underside of the raised bezel has carved decoration. There are traces of enamel in the recesses of the bezel and shoulders. The goldwork is heavy.

Provenance

By 1910, Miss Louise M. Nathurst; 1918, gift of Miss Louise Nathurst to the MFA.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Louise Nathurst