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Ring

Spanish or Italian
early 18th century


Object Place: Europe, Italy

Dimensions

Height x width (bezel): 3/8 x 5/16 in. (0.9 x 0.8 cm) Height x width (shank): 9/16 x 11/16 in. (1.5 x 1.8 cm)

Accession Number

18.53

Medium or Technique

Gold, silver, emerald and diamond

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Jewelry

Classifications

Rings

Ring with a rectangular, table-cut emerald. The emerald is bezel-set with an engraved, gold surround. On each shoulder are three tiny rose-cut diamonds set in silver (3 of the 6 now missing). The areas under the bezel and shoulders is enameled in black, white and red. The lower half of the shoulders were once enameled. The ring has been resized.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Louise Nathurst