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Ring: M.21-1984

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Factory: Wedgwood & Bentley (Partnership)




Oval black basalt ringstone with intaglio head of H.R.H. the Duke of Gloucester in profile to right, set in a gold ring. The hoop made of two joined wires dividing at the shoulder; the bezel oval with serrated inner edge.


History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Given by Mrs J. Hull Grundy

Place(s) associated

  • Etruria ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1984-03-12) by Grundy, J. Hull, Mrs


18th Century, Late
George III
Circa 1772 CE - 1780 CE

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Ring composed of gold
Intaglio composed of black basalt
Hoop Diameter 2.4 cm
Bezel Height 2.2 cm Width 1.8 cm

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Wedgwood/& Bentley/283
  • Location: On the back of the intaglio
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Type: Factory mark

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.21-1984
Primary reference Number: 11283
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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