Possibly late 18th century
Object Place: Europe, The Netherlands
Height x width (bezel): 1.6 x 2 cm (5/8 x 13/16 in.) Height x width (shank): 2 x 1.7 cm (13/16 x 11/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Gold, ivory, pigment, garnet, and glass
Not On View
Ring with three painted miniature busts in tear-shaped mounts with a crown set with garnets. The miniatures are painted on ivory under glass. The center image is that of a man. The image on the right is illegible and the one on the left appears to be a child or cherub. All miniatures are simple bezel-set, and the top of the crown has a small rosette. The bent shank has applied diamond and rosette decoration.
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William de Forest Thomson