Medieval Silver Betrothal Ring Flowering Heart of "Blossoming Love"

Code: 10183


£495.00
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This is a charming medieval silver betrothal ring, dating to the 15th century. The bezel is decorated with a pair of hands, presenting a flowering heart. This design in medieval art refers to blossoming love, used as a metaphor of betrothal. This example retains traces of the original red polychrome on the flowers. A nice example of wearable jewelry from the turbulent period of the Wars of the Roses. 

OBJECT: Betrothal Ring

CULTURE: Medieval

DATE: c. 1420 - 1520 A.D.

MATERIAL: Silver

RING SIZE:   8 3/4 (US)       R 1/4  (UK)

SIZE: 23mm x 22mm x 4mm (bezel 13mm x 11mm)  

WEIGHT: 5.89 grams

PROVENANCE: Ex. Private Collection, Essex

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