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Marriage ring

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Gold, elaborately chased and enameled. High projecting bezel in form of house with gabled roof with keyhole cutout. The sides of the structure are enameled with applied enamel blossoms. The ring has enameled figural shoulders modeled with icon-masks. The underside of the ring is also enameled.

Marks

French discharge mark ET stamped on outside of shank (1864-1893)

Provenance

1969, anonymous gift to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 23, 1969)

Credit Line

Centennial Gift Anonymous

Western European, 19th century, in the 16th–century style

Object Place

Italy (?)

Dimensions

1.9 cm (3/4 in.)

Accession Number

69.1096

Medium or Technique

Metal; gold

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Rings