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The Victoria and Albert Museum

The Victoria and Albert Museum

This ring forms part of a collection of 154 gems and 41 cameos and engraved stones bequeathed to the V&A by the Reverend Chauncy Hare Townshend, a cleric and poet. Sir A. H. Church who compiled the first catalogue Precious Stones: A Guide to the Townshend Collection (1883) gave additional specimens in 1913. The stones are mounted as rings, perhaps as a means of display and safekeeping rather than to be worn.

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Details

  • Title: Ring
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 1800/1869
  • Location: Europe
  • Physical Dimensions: Height: 2.2 cm, Width: 1.9 cm, Depth: 1.1 cm
  • Provenance: Given by Sir A. H. Church
  • Medium: Pink tourmaline set in gold

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