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Fede ring

Probably German
early 19th century

Object Place: Europe, France


Height x width (bezel): 3/16 x 3/8 in. (0.5 x 1 cm) Diameter: 2.1 cm (13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Gold, steel

Not On View


Europe, Jewelry



Ring with clasped hands and hair compartment. The hands are made of steel and set in an ovoid gold bezel. The bezel is soldered to a steel band with a channel inlaid with two sections of ribbed gold sheet. Two small gold knobs flanking the bezel can be moved outward to reveal a slim compartment for hair. Each gold section is hinged mid-shank.

Credit Line

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