Selected from the private collection of one of today’s leading gem dealers, experts, and connoisseurs, this exhibition of over 40 exceptional, museum-quality rings on view and for sale will detail the enduring allure of certain styles, settings, gems, and cutting techniques. Spanning from the 3rd century A.D. through to the later part of the 19th century each ring has its own story. Renowned for its breadth and depth in precious colored stones and diamonds, most of the Benjamin Zucker Family Collection has been on loan to the Walters Art Museum since 1985. Celebrating the timeless allure of rings as symbols of power, prestige, passion, and personal identity, many of these superb selections boast sterling provenances, including the de Clercqs and the Rothschilds.
Organized around themes encompassing the cycles of life from birth to death, the vast array of styles on display will include:
• Signet rings ranging from the 3rd-17th centuries
• Ancient Roman friendship and engagement rings
• Medieval Posy rings
• Renaissance and Baroque wedding rings
• Jewish marriage rings from the 17th-19th centuries
• Memorial and Memento Mori rings from the 17th-19th centuries
Exhibit is held at Les Enluminures NY from October 31 – December 6, 2014.
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