This super rare and gorgeous late 18th century portrait ring is an all original example. The sitter is presumably a young lady of English origin in the Vigée-Lebrun style of portraiture, with a relaxed billowing cloth and watteau gown. What’s really remarkable is that her gown is green, which is rare for the period. Her cheeks and chin are blushed, and she has the most delightful expression. She was perhaps a young bride. What’s very notable about this example is the hand embellished pie-crust bezel setting around the portrait and the delicate braid work on the band.
Materials and Features:
English, c. 18th century
Weight: 4.9 grams
Dimensions: Ring face 18mm x 18mm
Ring size: 7.0 US
Condition: Excellent condition. Minor and expected age wear.
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18ct Georgian Portrait Ring