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Ring

  • Place of origin:

    italy (made)

  • Date:

    1830-1870 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Gold set with three wired pearls

  • Museum number:

    969-1871

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

  • Public access description

    This ring was acquired by the Museum in 1871 as part of a large collection of rings which had been assembled by the Victorian scholar Edmund Waterton. It was described at that time as 17th-century French.

    Its overall design and the use of pierced pearls are more common in Italian rings, of the kind worn with traditional costume in the 19th century.

  • Physical description

    Gold ring with a shank which is slightly triangular in cross section. The bezel is raised above the shank and is set with three wired pearls in decorative mounts.

  • Dimensions

    Diameter: 2.0 cm, Height: 0.9 cm

  • Object history note

    ex Waterton Collection

  • Descriptive line

    Gold ring set with three wired pearls, Italy, 1830-1870.

  • Collection code

    Metalwork Collection