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Baroque period gold and enamel finger ring


Code: 11509

This is a wonderful Baroque period gold finger ring, dating to the late 17th century. The ring is set with the original gem resembling a turquoise or root emerald. The base of the setting is lined with black enamel in oblong cells decorating the underside of the bezel. The hoop is D-shaped in section and the shoulders are also decorated with black enamel, this time forming the background to a foliate pattern. No maker's marks or inscription is visible. 

This design of ring has been dated to the 1650's to the 1720's. See also SWYOR-DB246B and SUSS-B0FBE3 for design. 

OBJECT: Finger Ring

CULTURE: Baroque

DATE: c. 1650 - 1720 AD

MATERIAL: Gold & Glass?

RING SIZE:  3 3/4 (US)     H   (UK)

SIZE: 21mm x 18mm x 2mm (bezel 9mm x 8mm x 5mm)

WEIGHT: 2.51grams

PROVENANCE: From a private collection, Netherlands.