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.)
Medium or Technique
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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.
Gift of Mrs. Alice L. Boardman, The William D. Boardman Collection