Object Place: Europe, Italy
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)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
Unidentified mark on outside of shank
Gift of Mrs. Alice L. Boardman, The William D. Boardman Collection