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Memorial ring

Probably English
late 18th–early 19th century


Object Place: Europe, France

Dimensions

Height x width (bezel): 1 9/16 x 11/16 in. (4 x 1.7 cm) Height x width (shank): 13/16 x 13/16 in. (2 x 2 cm)

Accession Number

01.6622

Medium or Technique

Silver, ivory, gold foil and wire, pearls and glass

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Jewelry

Classifications

Rings

Memorial ring with painted miniature on ivory. Glass covers a miniature watercolor on ivory featuring a standing woman in Neo-Classical attire holding a dove above an altar. Gold foil, small pearls and gold wires decorate the altar. Engraved decoration on shoulders of shank. Bezel has a hinged compartment for hair.

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Arthur Croft—The Gardner Brewer Collection