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Ring

French
late 18th century


Object Place: Europe, France

Dimensions

Height x width (bezel): 15/16 x 5/8 in. (2.4 x 1.6 cm) Height x width (shank): 5/8 x 11/16 in. (1.6 x 1.8 cm)

Accession Number

01.6623

Medium or Technique

Gold, silver, diamond

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Jewelry

Classifications

Rings

Ring with an oval bezel pavé-set with 13 rose-cut diamonds. The stones are set in silver and secured with silver beads. The underside of the bezel is closed. The stones are graduated in size toward the center. The silver mount is set on an open, gold gallery. The shoulders are tripartite and the shank is plain.

Markings

Two impression marks on the shank, one of which is an eagle's head

Provenance

Gardner Brewer Collection; 1901, bequest of Mrs. Arthur Croft to the MFA.

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Arthur Croft—The Gardner Brewer Collection