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Ring

Eastern European
late 18th–early 19th century


Object Place: Europe, Russia

Dimensions

Height x width (bezel): 13/16 x 1 in. (2 x 2.5 cm) Height x width (shank): 11/16 x 15/16 in. (1.8 x 2.4 cm)

Accession Number

01.6176

Medium or Technique

Silver gilt, smoky quartz

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Collections

Europe, Jewelry

Classifications

Rings

Ring with a large smoky crystal engraved with initials E.T.P.C. The large, octagonal stone is faceted along the edges and underside. The bottom of the bezel is open. The intertwined initials are carved into the center of the stone. Carved text near the faceting covers 3/4 of the stone perimeter. The stone is bezel-mounted in a frame with engraved striations. The shoulders and shanks are composed of hammered metal hoops with cross-hatch decoration.

Provenance

Moscow. William D. Boardman Collection; 1901, gift of Mrs. Alice L. Boardman

Credit Line

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