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This is one of the most unique rings I have ever seen and I have seen a lot. I have seen Georgian wax portraits in a carrying case, framed wax portraits, and a wax figure under a glass dome, but I have never seen a ring, or any wax figure this small. I'm sure it is the likeness of a particular person. I have a wax portrait in my Ruby Lane shop of Napoleon, and I have one in my personal collection of Sir Walter Scott, but I have never ever seen a ring like this. The wax figure is placed on a bed of pink silk, and the ring has the curved glass which makes it so very difficult to get a good photo, without glare. I seriously took about 50 photos. The best one is a close of view of the ring on my finger, but I did not think that looked very professional. so I kept struggling until I got one with the least glare. The wax portrait is in perfect condition. I date it to about 1790, or maybe a little earlier. The ring has a rose cut diamond surround. The ring was checked out by a gemologist, and no stones are missing, though it may appear so in the photo taken with a macro lens. The diamonds are set in silver as they always were at this time, and closed backed. The ring is a size 5 and 3/4 to 6 on the sizer. It fits my finger more like a 6. The portion of the ring with the diamonds and the wax figure measures 1/2 an inch in diameter. The ring has a sturdy, unmarked but tested 18 carat gold shank with split shoulders. I can't say enough about this ring other than in my 22 years of buying early jewelry in London, I have never before seen a wax portrait ring. I didn't buy it at first because I had already spent more money than I had intended, but I went back to get it because I knew I would never see the likes of it again.

Item ID: 8230


Gender: Unisex, Age Group: Adult, Color: Gold, cream, pink, Size: 5 and 3/4 to 6

Wax Portrait Ring, Georgian

$3,500 USD

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Robbins' Roost Antiques


Barbara Robbins
Nashville
TN
  

Antique English smalls of quality

Specializing in Georgian and Victorian jewelry, English smalls, including leather bound books, silver etc.

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