Antique Celluloid Photograph Ring
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An unusual antique ring, modeled in 14k yellow gold, whose gem is a miniature, tinted celluloid portrait. The subject of this oval portrait is a mustachioed gentleman wearing a brown jacket and necktie— he sits before a hazy blue backdrop. The ring’s openwork shoulders are each decorated with a stylized tulip, and inside these tulips, an infinity symbol. The ring shank is stem-like, where it meets the base of the tulips— it is graved with a single line, and it tapers toward the base. This intriguing old darling dates to 1920 - 1930. It holds the smallest celluloid button we’ve ever seen, at about 1/2” tall. We love this ring for its strange, sweet quality, its earnest character, and its dreamy, muted color-way! This is marked for purity. The backside of the ring head is a smooth, closed compartment.
c. 1920 - 1930
US 8 3/4
This ring can be resized (down to size US 6 3/4 and up to size US 10). To add resizing to your order, visit our services section.
Ring face measures approx 15.6 x 12.1 mm; portrait measures approx 13.4 x 10.25 mm; shank measures approx 11.4 mm where it meets the ring head, and tapers to approx 2.2 mm at the base.