Archer's Thumb Ring

Object Name: 
Archer's Thumb Ring

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Object Name: 
Archer's Thumb Ring
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Overall H: 2.35 cm, Diam: 2.75 cm
Not on Display
about 1850-1950
Primary Description: 
Archer's Thumb Ring. Colorless "camphor" or "snowflake" glass and red overlay; probably cut from a tube, ground, cased with red, carved and engraved. Tubular shape; both rims rounded with red borders; in both rims, at corresponding points above and below the coin-like motifs, there are triangular chippings in the red casing; cut design of four coin-like medallions, in red, each inscribed with two characters and further delicately engraved with detail; the colorless ground engraved with an all-over fret pattern.
Hussey, Nellie B., Source
Exhibition of East Asiatic Glass
Toledo Museum of Art 1948-10-03 through 1948-10-31