Ring in box

Object Number: 
1939.557ab
Date: 
1870-1900
Medium: 
Gold, carnelian; leather, velvet, satin
Dimensions: 
Overall (box): 1 1/8 x 1 3/8 x 1 1/2 in. (2.9 x 3.5 x 3.8 cm) Overall (ring): 11/16 x 11/16 in. (1.7 x 1.7 cm)
Marks: 
engraved/carved: on the carnelian slab:The Somerly family crest engraved: inside of ring: "E.V.H.Ellis"/John S. Ellis" handwritten: inside of box: "AHE"
Description: 
Gold signet/crest ring with crest engraved in oval slab of carnelian; green leather box lined with light blue satin and light blue velvet; box has push-button clasp.
Gallery Label: 
The accession record states: "crest ring bearing the Somerly crest by John Stoneacre Ellis."
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Augustus Van Horne Ellis
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group