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Ring

Probably English
17th century


Object Place: Europe, Germany (?)

Dimensions

Height x width (bezel): 1.7 x 1.9 cm (11/16 x 3/4 in.) Height x width (shank): 2 x 2.4 cm (13/16 x 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

01.6072

Medium or Technique

Metal; silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Jewelry

Classifications

Rings

Guild ring with heraldic device. The imagery on the bezel consists of a central shield surmounted by a crown and flanked by lions. At the top perimeter are the owner’s initials: I.G.H. The underside of the bezel is convex. Each shoulder has an applied, four-petal blossom. The shank has incised borders and bifurcates toward the bezel.

Credit Line

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