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