Steinhaufenring (Stone-Pile Ring)

Title: 
Steinhaufenring (Stone-Pile Ring)

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Object Name: 
Ring
Title: 
Steinhaufenring (Stone-Pile Ring)
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
2014.3.13
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 7.3 cm, W: 4.2 cm, D: 3.5 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
2006
Web Description: 
The oxidized silver ring that supports Karl Fritsch’s “Stone-Pile” is as heavy as it needs to be, in balance with the stones above it. Fritsch has alternated rubies, sapphires and amethyst with glass stones. The ring is designed to be a vertical assemblage of stones that are sculptural, rather than wearable. The stones tower over an oxidized silver ring whose rough surface stands in sharp contrast to the smooth jewels.
Provenance: 
Ornamentum, Source
2014-08-01
Category: 
Technique: 
Inscription: 
KF
signature
Engraved on inside of ring
Primary Description: 
Ring, "Steinhaufenring (Stone-Pile Ring)". Oxidized silver, glass "stones", rubies, sapphires, amethyst, UHU endfest 300 epoxy; assembled . Thick-walled ring with stones piled vertically on top: red and blue-green glass "stones" alternate with gemstones.
Recent Important Acquisitions (New Glass Review 36) (2015) illustrated, p. 112 (top); BIB# AI99415