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Ring (Italy)

This is a Ring. It is dated 19th century and we acquired it in 1983. Its medium is gold, carved shell. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. It is credited Gift from the Thomas W. Evans Collection from University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine.

  • Ring
  • iron, copper, white gold, diamond.
  • Courtesy of Hemmerle.
  • 21.2015.1a,b
  • Ring
  • bronze, white gold, diamond.
  • Courtesy of Hemmerle.
  • 21.2015.2a,b

Our curators have highlighted 2 objects that are related to this one.

  • Earrings
  • white gold, cameos, diamonds.
  • Courtesy of FD Gallery.
  • 20.2015.4a/c
  • Ring
  • copper, pink gold, topaz.
  • Courtesy of Hemmerle.
  • 21.2015.4a/c

Its dimensions are

Overall: 2.6 x 2.3 x 2.2 cm (1 x 7/8 x 7/8 in.)

Cite this object as

Ring (Italy); gold, carved shell; Overall: 2.6 x 2.3 x 2.2 cm (1 x 7/8 x 7/8 in.); Gift from the Thomas W. Evans Collection from University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine; 1983-69-1

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