Contemplation - Georgian Portrait Miniature Ring
All original, this circa 1790 memorial ring of 14k yellow gold is a study in the art of miniature portraits. With that unforgettable profile of an oval Georgian ring, an image of a pensive woman seated next to a memorial urn is depicted upon ivory under glass.
Rendered in watercolor on ivory, the maiden is lost in her remembrances; a flower clutched in her hand is upon her lap. Very crisp colors ranging from hues of peach to sky blue remain still fine and vivid. A surround of forty (40) natural pearls (untested but assumed natural due to examination and age) graces the perimeter with the tears of the gods.
Measurements: 1-3/8 inches (3.4 cm) in length north to south on the hand by 7/8 of an inch (2.1 cm) in width. Weight of 8.2 grams (5.3 dwt).
Ring Size: US 8 (UK P-1/2; Int. Dia. 18; Euro 57 mm; Japan 16) and can be easily sized to fit most. Ring sizing information.
Condition: Excellent; one pearl chipped on two sides; a few indentations to underside of ring (see photographs).
Date & Origin: Circa 1790 and is most likely English in origin.
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