French or English
late 18th–early 19th century
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)
Medium or Technique
Gold, silver, painted ivory, enamel, hair and glass
Not On View
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.
Gardner Brewer Collection; 1901, bequest of Mrs. Arthur Croft to the MFA.
Bequest of Mrs. Arthur Croft—The Gardner Brewer Collection