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Ring (1)

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The Victoria and Albert Museum

The Victoria and Albert Museum

This ring forms part of a collection of 154 gems bequeathed to the V&A by the Reverend Chauncy Hare Townshend, a cleric and poet. Sir A. H. Church gave additional specimens in 1913. He also compiled the first catalogue Precious Stones: A Guide to the Townshend Collection. The first edition appeared in 1883. The stones are mounted as rings, although they may not have been intended to be worn.

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Details

  • Title: Ring (1)
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 1845/1854
  • Location: Europe
  • Physical Dimensions: Height: 2.2 cm, Width: 1.9 cm, Depth: 1.3 cm
  • Provenance: Bequeathed by Rev. Chauncy Hare Townshend
  • Medium: Almandine garnet in gold with rose-cut diamonds

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