SOLD French Napoleon III Hand Painted Porcelain Conversion Ring

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  • Regular price $1,850.00

This stunning French Napoleon III period ring is truly a "work of art!"  Depicting a fine young court gentleman at his easel drawing his own work of art. The image  is meticulously painted by hand on a porcelain tile with an 18K gold bezel and silver setting boasting adorable enameled forget-me-not flowers with tiny inset seed pearls all around.  Originally a brooch, it was converted to a beautiful ring with an elaborate 14K gold mount molded from a ring of the same period.  The gold shank is finely sculpted with piercings and floral designs.  It is resizable.  What a romantic antique French jewel this is! 

Details (approximate):

Dimensions: 38mm overall length x 18mm 

Ring size:  7 to 7.5 (resizable)

Weight: 8.6 grams

Materials: 18K gold bezel, silver setting with painted enamel and seed pearls, 14K solid Gold Shank

Metal: 18K gold, 14K gold, silver

Condition: Excellent, particularly for its age. The painted enamel has held up well over the years, with crisp, colorful features with the painted picture.  Overall sturdy piece, with a nice weight, craftsmanship, and beautiful presentation. Truly a stunning ring!