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Ring

Western European
Early 19th century


Dimensions

Height x width (bezel): 1.8 x 1.3 cm (11/16 x 1/2 in.) Height x width (shank): 2.6 x 1.8 cm (1 x 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

01.6615

Medium or Technique

Gilt metal, silver, jasper (bloodstone), and glass

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Collections

Europe, Jewelry

Classifications

Rings

Devotional ring with a central intaglio featuring the crucified Christ above a skull and cross-bones and flanked by unusual flowers. The stone is set in a gilt metal bezel with a faux-beaded border and a closed, convex underside with an engraved blossom. On each shoulder is a clear, faceted glass “gem” in a silver, blossom-shaped mount. The shank has carved decoration.

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Arthur Croft—The Gardner Brewer Collection