Marriage-ring; gold; hoop a broad band with cable borders; five bosses of filigree enriched with flowers in pale green and white enamel; between bosses, enamelled ornaments in dark blue and green, each with pale blue rosette in middle from which rises a loop; place of sixth boss occupied by gable with two small windows and enamelled imbrications in blue, white and green representing tiles; gable works on hinge and discloses plain gold plate beneath.


  • Title: wedding-ring
  • Date Created: 1500/1599
  • Physical Dimensions: Length: 4.80cm (incl. gable); Width: 3.90cm (max); Height: 2.10cm (outside hoop); Diameter: 2.30cm (inside hoop); Weight: 32.15g
  • External Link: British Museum collection online
  • Technique: filigree; enamelled
  • Registration number: WB.195
  • Production place: Made in Germany. Made in Venice. Made in Europe
  • Period/culture: Jewish
  • Material: gold; enamel
  • Copyright: Photo: © Trustees of the British Museum
  • Acquisition: Bequeathed by Rothschild, Ferdinand Anselm

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