Georgian Era Memorial Ring with Miniature Sepia Painting in 9k Gold
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A lovely, Georgian era ring, modeled in 9k gold, featuring a small, navette-shaped sepia painting. This miniature landscape has a serene presence— in it a small figure stands fishing beneath a black willow tree, at the edge of a some water. A castle's turret can be seen in the distance, giving the work a lovely quality of depth. This little scene is painted on an organic material (like bone), and set beneath a slab of rock crystal. It is very possible that the artist incorporated macerated human hair into his sepia mixture (this was common practice in the Georgian era), and that the ring was intended to remember a man whose family liked to think of him fishing on the riverbank. The ring's smooth, minimal bezel sits atop its simple, tapering shank. There is age-appropriate wear to the crystal face— the photos will exaggerate this. This little ring is a rarity and it presents beautifully in wear.
US 6 1/4. This ring can be re-sized; to add custom sizing to your order, visit our services page.
Ring face measures approx 17.8 x 12.3 mm; rise is approx 2.5 mm; shank measures approx 5.1 mm at the shoulder and tapers to approx 1.8 mm at the base.