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Cluster Ring

Western European
18th century


Object Place: Europe, Italy

Dimensions

Height x width (bezel): 1/2 x 9/16 in. (1.3 x 1.5 cm) Height x width (shank): 11/16 x 13/16 in. (1.8 x 2 cm)

Accession Number

01.6001

Medium or Technique

Gold, garnet

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Jewelry

Classifications

Rings

Cluster ring with an oval, cabochon garnet. The cabochon is raised and set in a vertical silver bezel with a scalloped edge. The surrounding faceted garnets are also set in silver. The underside of the bezel is closed and in the center there is evidence of a rivet securing the cabochon mount to the bezel. The shoulders and shank are a slightly conveze, plain band. This is probably a replacement.

Credit Line

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