late 16th–early 17th century
Object Place: Europe, Italy
Height x width (bezel): 5/16 x 5/16 in. (0.8 x 0.8 cm) Height x width (shank): 9/16 x 13/16 in. (1.5 x 2 cm)
Medium or Technique
Gilt metal, glass, enamel
Not On View
Ring with quatrefoil bezel set with clear glass. The bezel is high and the petals have champlevé blue and white enamel. The underside of the bezel is closed. The shoulders have carved decoration highlighted by blue and white enamel. The glass ‘gem’ is table-cut and a diamond substitute. The shank is plain.
Gift of Mrs. Alice L. Boardman, The William D. Boardman Collection