This is a nice Renaissance silver-gilt finger ring, dating to the early to mid 16th century A.D. The ring is decorated with a quatrefoil shaped bezel, deeply engraved for enamel. The bezel is set with a faceted garnet gemstone. The shoulders are sculpted with a bull's head design. It is a good example, intact and wearable. Further examples of the type have been recorded from both Hampshire (HAMP-6C8007) and Devon (DEV-EBF9A7).
OBJECT: Finger Ring
DATE: c. 1500 - 1600 A.D.
MATERIAL: Silver-gilt & Garnet
RING SIZE: 7 (US) O (UK)
SIZE: 27mm x 24mm x 2mm (bezel 9mm x 7mm x 6mm)
WEIGHT: 3.32 grams
PROVENANCE: Ex. European Private Collection
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