- Museum number
Finger-ring, gold hoop in the form of a snake with engraved decoration on a blue enamel ground, the eyse set with rubies, the hoop hollow with leaf-shaped cut-outs revealing a band of table-braided brown hair. Inscription and full set of hallmarks and maker's mark inside.
- Production date
Diameter: 2.30 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- See C. Gere & J. Rudoe, 'Jewellery in the Age of Queen Victoria: A Mirror to the World', London, British Museum, 2010, fig. 121, p.168
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2019 Jul- Sep, London, British Museum (G90), 'Woven in hair a recent gift of hairwork jewellery'
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Bought by donor from Lowther Antiques (Pat Novissimo) at Camden Passage 8.3.95.
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number