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Eastern European
late 18th–early 19th century

Object Place: Europe, Russia


Height x width (bezel): 13/16 x 1 in. (2 x 2.5 cm) Height x width (shank): 11/16 x 15/16 in. (1.8 x 2.4 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silver gilt, smoky quartz

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Europe, Jewelry



Ring with a large smoky crystal engraved with initials E.T.P.C. The large, octagonal stone is faceted along the edges and underside. The bottom of the bezel is open. The intertwined initials are carved into the center of the stone. Carved text near the faceting covers 3/4 of the stone perimeter. The stone is bezel-mounted in a frame with engraved striations. The shoulders and shanks are composed of hammered metal hoops with cross-hatch decoration.


Moscow. William D. Boardman Collection; 1901, gift of Mrs. Alice L. Boardman

Credit Line

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