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Ring

Ring with cameo featuring an African head in profile. The stone (possibly glass) cameo is in high relief and set in a plain gold bezel. It is surrounded by 12 small rose-cut diamonds (or possibly glass) set in silver mounts. The bezel is set on an oval gallery with an openwork design. The...

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Marks

Two impressed marks on the exterior of the decorative shank.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Alice L. Boardman, The William D. Boardman Collection

European, late 18th–early 19th century

Object Place

Germany

Accession Number

01.6009

Medium or Technique

Gold, silver, diamond (?), onyx (?)

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Rings