early 19th century
Object Place: Europe, Italy
Height x width (shank): 11/16 x 13/16 in. (1.8 x 2 cm) Diameter: 1.6 cm (5/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Gold, silver, topaz, garnet
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Cluster ring with a central, table-cut topaz surrounded by ten table-cut garnets. There is a beaded border around the center stone and the perimeter of the garnet cluster. The topaz’s mount is riveted to the gold underside of the bezel which has engraved decoration in the form of scallops and striations along the borders. In the center is an engraved blossom (the center is the rivet). The gold shoulders have stylized, engraved floral decoration and the shank is plain.
Gift of Mrs. Alice L. Boardman, The William D. Boardman Collection