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Ring

Possibly French
19th century


Object Place: Europe, Italy

Dimensions

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

01.5965

Medium or Technique

Gilt metal, enamel

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Jewelry

Classifications

Rings

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