Ring

French or English
late 18th–early 19th century


Dimensions

Height x width (bezel): 7/8 x 1/2 in. (2.3 x 1.3 cm) Height x width (shank): 13/16 x 11/16 in. (2 x 1.7 cm)

Accession Number

01.6621

Medium or Technique

Gold, silver, painted ivory, enamel, hair and glass

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Jewelry

Classifications

Rings

Octagonal ring with painted miniature with swivel bezel. Glass covers watercolor image of a woman holding a bird, seated outdoors next to a table with an open bird cage. Underside also has glass cover the painted text (white on blue) “pour vous”. Band hinged. Blond hair, bowed shape is secured between glass.

Inscription

"pour vous"

Provenance

Gardner Brewer Collection; 1901, bequest of Mrs. Arthur Croft to the MFA.

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Arthur Croft—The Gardner Brewer Collection