Antique miniature portrait ring of gentleman. This 19th century ring features the three quarters portrait of a gentleman with a high white collar and black overcoat. Under the loop the gentleman has blond hair and blue eyes. The background is a gradation of purplish pink which makes the miniature stand out. The band is tested 14 K gold and is simple in construction. The back is open and is black and there is a crystal cover for the miniature, which is flush to the ring. His dress is consistent with the 1820-1840 time frame but could be as late as 1860. This is possibly a commemorative momento mori ring or a sentimental gift to a loved one.
Date: 19th century
Size: US 5.25
Condition: No condition issues to note
Antique Miniature Portrait Ring of Gentleman, 14 K Gold