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Possibly French
19th century

Object Place: Europe, Italy


Height x width (bezel): 7/16 x 7/16 in. (1.1 x 1.1 cm) Height x width (shank): 11/16 x 11/16 in. (1.7 x 1.8 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Gilt metal, enamel

Not On View


Europe, Jewelry



Ring with a square decorative enamel bezel. The first enamel layer is a transparent turquoise over an engraved metal base. There is a painted gold enamel on the surface with gold “cloisons” filled with opaque and transparent enamels. These enamels are treated like gemstones. The enameled square is bezel set and the bezel is surrounded by twisted wires. The shoulders are double wires that converge into the double-wire shank.

Credit Line

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