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Love token ring

English
late 18th century


Dimensions

Height x width (bezel): 1 x 9/16 in. (2.6 x 1.5 cm) Height x width (shank): 5/8 x 13/16 in. (1.6 x 2 cm)

Accession Number

01.6177

Medium or Technique

Silver, gold, painted ivory, enamel and glass

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Jewelry

Classifications

Rings

Miniature painting, “A maiden seated on a bank thinking of her lover;” reverse, “She is on the seashore and sees the ship go down with the lover on board.”

Navette shaped love-token ring with two painted miniatures under glass. On the surface of the bezel is an image of a woman in Neo-Classical dress standing at the shoreline. On the underside is a painting of a seated woman in Neo-Classical dress holding a love bird in her right hand, an open bird cage at her feet. She looks to her right as if waiting for someone. Blue enamel surrounding the bezel (many losses).

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Alice L. Boardman, The William D. Boardman Collection