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Ring

Probably French
late 18th century


Object Place: Europe, France

Dimensions

Height x width: 1 9/16 x 11/16 in. (4 x 1.8 cm) Height x width: 11/16 x 3/4 in. (1.8 x 1.9 cm)

Accession Number

01.6061

Medium or Technique

Gold, silver, diamond, enamel

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Jewelry

Classifications

Rings

Navette-shaped “firmament” ring. The slightly curved surface has dark blue enamel and raised quarter moon and star decoration. These elements are made of rose-cut diamonds set in silver. The edge of the ring has a border of rose-cut dimaonds in silver mounts. The closed underside of the bezel is concave. The shoulders have a tri-partite leaf design and the shank is grooved.

Credit Line

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