A Victorian ring formerly belonging to Mrs Catherine Dickens, who married Charles Dickens in 1836.
Serpent ring by Unknown Artist, c. 1840
© Charles Dickens Museum
- Gold, enamel & diamonds
- 20mm diameter (size N)
- Art Fund grant:
- £1,322 ( Total: £5,287)
- Acquired in:
The ring was a gift from the French artist, Count D'Orsay, a close friend of the Dickens family. The flexible body of the ring is made up of separate, individual scale sections which would have been sprung.
Count D'Orsay; Catherine Dickens; bequeathed to her sister Georgina Hogarth; by descent to present owner.