Ring Brooches without stones - 16

Ring brooch
with cirles and squares
RBWOS01

Object
: Ring brooch
Culture: Medieval, 12th-13th century
Country/Area of Origin: Swaffham, Norfolk. England
Material: Silver, gold gilding
Size: 19.62mm diameter x 0.61mm width
Weight: 1.16g

Notes: Described as "a wonderful medieval silver-gilt 'betrothal' ring-brooch."Ex S. Saunders Collection. Pin intact and moves freely. Large traces of gold gilding survives. Excellent condition.
Ring brooch
with 8 globules
RBWOS02


Object
: Ring Brooch
Culture: Medieval. c1250-1350
Country/Area of Origin: England
Material: Silver, gold gilding
Size: 15.9mm diameter x 1.95mm width
Weight: 1.4 grams

Notes: Octofoil ring brooch with 8 decorated globules. Described as "a wonderful medieval silver-gilt 'betrothal' ring-brooch, dating to the 13th-14th century." Ex Tom Cederlind Collection Item #AR629 GBP385.00. (Portland, OR) Originally found in England. Octagonal ring brooch described as a Bethrothal brooch. Unbroken ring. Original pin intact and works freely, traces of gold gilding remain.
Ring brooch
with lozenge panels
RBWOS03


Object
: Ring Brooch
Culture: Medieval. 13th-14th century
Country/Area of Origin: France
Material: Silver, gold gilding
Size: 22.18mm diameter x 2.63mm width
Weight: 1.7 grams

Notes: Ex Private collection of brooches from collector in Essex. Described as "a wonderful medieval silver-gilt 'betrothal' ring-brooch, dating to the 13th - 14th century." It is a fine piece, intact with the original pin. The ring is made from a solid silver rod, decorated with applied lozenge panels and beads. Each quarter has alternating rosette bezels and punch decorated knops. The silver pin contained within a constriction, has a decorated collar and sword shaped point. The brooch still retains partial mercurial gold gilding.
Double ring brooch
with two pins

RBWOS04

Object
: Double ring brooch
Culture: Medieval. 13th century
Country/Area of Origin: Netherlands
Material: Silver
Size: 19.86mm x 10.02mm x 1.19mm (open 37.72mm)
Weight: 0.9 grams

Notes: Ex R Davies Collection from Northhamptonshire, UK, It is of an unusual shape, formed from two brooches joined as one. Brooches of this size were mainly worn by ladies to secure a veil or wimple. The size would be suited for silks or very fine linen except the pin suggest a light wool. Generally silver annular brooches are rare. We find around 1 for every 100 in bronze which seem to make up the majority of recorded specimens. This is the only brooch I have seen of this type. Possibly as a special commission or gift.

Ring brooch
Fede with letters
RBWOS16

Object
: Ring brooch
Culture: Medieval 13th-14th century
Country/Area of Origin: England, UK
Material: Silver, gold gilding
Size: 22mm
Weight: 0.77g

Notes: Clasped hands brooch with engraved lettering. Pin is absent. Brooch frame is complete. Large traces of gold gilding remain.

Ring brooch
with clasped hands
RBWOS15

Object
: Ring brooch
Culture: Medieval 13th-14th century?.
Country/Area of Origin: Thames, Oxford, England
Material:
Size: height 31mm, width 30mm.
Weight: g

Notes: An incomplete brooch c.AD 1300 - 1500. The brooch is circular with a narrowed recess for the pin which no longer remains. Two opposing apexes of the frame are moulded into three-dimensional clasped hands. The thumbs and fingers of each hand are clearly defined and grooves above each suggest knuckles. Where the frame narrows to each hand, a cuff decoration with transverse grooves is present.Pattern or letters between the sections is unclear. Very fine condition. Similar to brooch NM148, Medieval Artifacts, Nigel Rees. Egan and Pritchard (p.64-65) state that "a constriction on a single frame to limit the movement of the pin is generally an indication of a brooch rather than a buckle" therefore suggesting this example is a brooch. Similar to Item 107 Medieval Jewellery, Marian Campbell, Silver fede brooch 1300-1350 Germany, Westfallisches Landesmuseum.

Ring brooch
with half twist
RBWOS05

Object: Ring brooch
Culture: Medieval. 14th century
Country/Area of Origin: UK
Material: Silver, gold gilding
Size: 15mm diameter
Weight: 0.84g

Notes: Silver-gilt ring brooch with half twist. Large amount of gilding remains. The twisted half of the brooch is circular while the plain half of the brooch rises to a triangular point centrally. The pin is absent.

 

Ring brooch
with etched lines
RBWOS06

Object: Annular ring brooch
Culture: Medieval. 13th-14th century
Country/Area of Origin: London. UK.
Material: Pewter, gold gilding
Size: 20mm diameter
Weight: 2.38g

Notes: Annular ring brooch. Pin is original, complete and moves freely. Etched lines on each side of pin. Ex Thames River find, London. From a small collection originally formed in the 1980's. Almost the entire of the gold gilding is intact.

Ring Brooch
RBWOS07

Object: Ring brooch
Culture: Medieval. 13th -14th century
Country/Area of Origin: Norfolk UK.
Material: Bronze, gold gilding
Size: 16.5mm diameter. 3mm thick.
Weight: 2.25 grams.

Notes: Traces of gold gilding remain. Pin has a collar at the base where it meets the brooch body. Pin is complete and moves freely.

Ring brooch
RBWOS08


Object: Ring brooch
Culture: Medieval.
Country/Area of Origin: England. UK.
Material:
Size: 18mm diameter
Weight: 0.98g

Notes:
possible item 6583. Brooch and pin are undecorated and unbroken and in working order. There are no markings or decoration visible.

Ring brooch
Fede style

RBWOS09

Object: Ring brooch
Culture: Medieval. 14th-15th century
Country/Area of Origin: England. UK.
Material:
Size: 40mm x 36mm
Weight: 8.26g

Notes: Pin is undecorated, complete and moves freely. The body of the brooch is undecorated. Directly opposite to the brooch pin is a small tongue similar to the fede style brooch.

Ring brooch
with etched lines
RBWOS10

Object: Annular ring brooch
Culture: Medieval. 13th-15th century
Country/Area of Origin: England. UK.
Material: Bronze.
Size: 17mm diameter
Weight: 1.41g

Notes: ex-Winters Collection. Annular ring brooch. Pin broken but also included. Etched lines in 2 triangles on each side of pin. Similar to Item RBWOS06 in this collection.

Ring brooch
with no decoration
RBWOS11

Object: Annular ring brooch
Culture: Medieval. 14th-15th century
Country/Area of Origin: England. UK.
Material:
Size: 40mm diameter
Weight: 10.96g

Notes: Pin complete and moves freely. Tiny traces of gilding. Brooch is entirely undecorated. Pin has a small collar near the base of the ring.

Ring brooch
with 5 knobs
RBWOS12

Object: Ring brooch
Culture: 1230 - 1350.
Country/Area of Origin: Canterbury, Kent
Material: Bronze
Size: 20mm diameter
Weight: 1.84g

Notes: ex-Winters Collection. Found near Canterbury in 1986. Pin complete and working. 5 globule knobs. Brooch is quite thin and likely to have been pressed rather than cast. Traces of reddish brown which may be enamel.

Ring brooch
with dimples
RBWOS13


Object: Ring brooch
Culture: Medieval. 13th-15th century
Country/Area of Origin: England. UK.
Material: Bronze
Size: 20mm diameter
Weight: 2.69g

Notes: ex-Winters Collection. Face of the brooch has punched markings and seven dimples. Pin is complete and moves freely. The dimples show no trace of any adhesive residue, but may have had glass stones set into them, although the angle of them suggests that they may be purely decorative.
Brooch pin
from ring brooch
RBWOS14


Object
: Brooch pin
Culture: Medieval. 13th - 14th century
Country/Area of Origin: UK
Material:
Size: 30mm length
Weight: 3.52g

Notes: The plate is gold gilded with 4 large decorative ball rivets which are complete and intact. When new it would have formed the pin for inside a ring brooch.

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