Western European (possibly French)
Object Place: Europe, Italy
Height x width (bezel): 1/2 x 11/16 in. (1.2 x 1.7 cm) Height x width (shank): 11/16 x 13/16 in. (1.8 x 2.1 cm)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Ring with box bezel flanked by caryatids. The lid of the box has red enamel on carved, gold sheet. A raised, enameled mount is set with a rectangular table-cut sapphire flanked by rose-cut diamonds. The heads of the figures have headdresses with faceted rubies or spinels. The enameled underside of the box features a butterfly and text. Interior of box decorated with white silk painted with blue dots on top and white enamel with black “x”s on bottom.
The underside of the box with cursive text "par amour".
Butterfly on the bezel
By 1910, Miss Ellen F. Moseley; 1924, bequest of Miss Ellen F. Moseley through Mrs. Margaret LeMoyne Wentworth and Miss Helen Freemen Hull to the MFA.
Bequest of Miss Ellen F. Moseley