Presented is a great specimen of Arts and Crafts movement.
After Napoleon’s invasion of Egypt in 1798 – 1801 the interest
to all ancient Egyptian sparked in Europe and North America.
The craze peaked in late 19th century and continued through 1930’s.
One of the most revered figure was Cleopatra
the ruler of the Ptolemaic Kingdom of Egypt.
She was also a diplomat, naval commander, and,
what attracts most of the admirers, passionate lover.
Many jewelry pieces and other accessories were designed
carrying her image.
The top of the ring is designed as highly detailed
sepia enamel cameo on porcelain substrate.
It framed in brass bezel covered with antique patina.
The bezel is mounted in sterling case 1 1/4” diameter,
The back of the ring is stamped
This French company was making these buttons between 1800 and 1830
according to the book Buttons A Collector’s Guide by Victor Houart.
The shank of the ring is a masterpiece by itself
ancient Egyptian style carved embellishment.
The size of the ring is 7.
Silver purity is not hallmarked, tested sterling.
The ring weighs 17 grams.
There are a few hairline scratches on the cameo.
Excellent antique condition.
Antique French Art & Crafts Egyptian Revival Cleopatra Sepia Enamel Cameo Sterling Ring Size 7