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King Baudouin Foundation Purchases Rare 17th Century Ring at The European Fine Art Fair for the Museum Presentation in DIVA

Article  /  Collecting   Curating
 
Published: 13.04.2020
Unknown. Ring: Golden cluster ring with miniature portrait, 1800. Gold, enamel, diamonds.. Ø 4.2 cm. Photo by: DIVA. Antwerp Home of Diamonds. Unknown
Ring: Golden cluster ring with miniature portrait, 1800
Gold, enamel, diamonds.
Ø 4.2 cm
Photo by: DIVA. Antwerp Home of Diamonds
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Intro
This spring, the King Baudouin Foundation purchased via the Christian Bauwens Fund a golden cluster ring with diamonds at The European Fine Art Fair in Maastricht. It concerns a very rare ring from the 17th century with an engraved portrait of a young man accompanied by an enamel figurine in the case of the ring. The interpretation of the enameled figurine is unclear but presumably refers to a secret love garden.