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Ring

Fede ring

Probably German
early 19th century


Object Place: Europe, France

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

01.6185

Medium or Technique

Gold, steel

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Jewelry

Classifications

Rings

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