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Ring: M.18 & A-2000

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: Unknown (Probably)




Gold set with diamonds. The gold hoop divides into three on the shoulder and is set with a row of seven large octagonal rose-cut diamonds flanked by rows of thirteen smaller octagonal rose-cut diamonds, all with closed backs. At each end of the centre row on the shoulder there is a gold bead. Cylindrical case covered in red leather (A).


History note: The ring was given to the donor's great aunt, Amelia Ball (1844-1912) on her engagement to Dr William Millington 1822-1912). The recipient lived in Dublin; the donor in Cheshire. See a letter from the donor dated 8th October 2000 in the object's file shared with M. 16 and 17-2000.

Legal notes

Given by Mrs Stella Barnes

Measurements and weight

Height: 2.1 cm
Width: 2.0 cm

Relative size of this object

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2000-11-20) by Barnes, Stella


Mid-19th Century
Circa 1840 CE - 1860 CE

Components of the work

Ring composed of diamond gold
Case composed of leather

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.18 & A-2000
Primary reference Number: 28459
Entry form number: 140
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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