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Ring Brooch

Date:
1250–1300
Culture:
British or French
Medium:
Gold, sapphire, garnet
Dimensions:
Overall: 15/16 × 3/16 in. (2.4 × 0.4 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Gold
Credit Line:
Gift of Tobias Meyer and Mark Fletcher, 2013
Accession Number:
2013.453
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 304
Brooches such as this were among the objects most frequently produced by goldsmiths. Simple and repetitive in design, the quality of these forms of adornment could vary widely. This is an example of a more finely wrought gold brooch. In addition to its comparatively lively, vegetal design, it is also embellished with semiprecious stones rather than glass paste.
Found in Ringwood, Hampshire, England (in 1995); Sotheby's, London(July 6, 2007, lot 3); Tobias Meyer and Mark Fletcher, New York (2007–2013)
European Sculpture and Works of Art. London: Sotheby's, July 6, 2007. no. 3, pp. 10–11.



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