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Ring

Italian
19th century


Object Place: Europe, Italy

Dimensions

Height x width (bezel): 9/16 x 3/16 in. (1.4 x 0.5 cm) Height x width (shank): 11/16 x 3/4 in. (1.8 x 1.9 cm)

Accession Number

01.5952

Medium or Technique

Silver; coral

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Jewelry

Classifications

Rings

Ring with a carved coral bust of a woman. The coral bust is oval in shape and moderate in relief. It is bezel-set and the underside of the bezel is closed. Two small coral cabochons in bezel mounts are set high on the openwork shoulders. Three silver balls, decreasing in size complete the shoulder decoration. The shank is ribbed and there is an impressed mark towards the center on the exterior surface.

Markings

Unidentified mark on outside of shank

Credit Line

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