Serpent ring by Unknown Artist

A Victorian ring formerly belonging to Mrs Catherine Dickens, who married Charles Dickens in 1836.


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.

Venue details

Charles Dickens Museum 48 Doughty Street, LONDON London WC1N 2LX 020 7405 2127

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £9)

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