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1870s Offset Micromosaic "Dove of Peace" Ring

US UK

Description

DATE: Victorian, c.1870

This beautiful antique ring dates to the mid-Victorian era, c.1870. It's likely of French origin, and features an adorable micromosaic panel depicting a dove and flowers - on a powder blue background. Unusually, the micromosaic includes silver inlay on the wings and tail. The head is offset from the delicate double band, the shape is somewhat reminiscent of a crown, finished with fine Etruscan style rope and flower goldwork.

STONES

Micromosaic tesserae

MEASUREMENTS

Head: 14.5 x 8.5mm - Width of band: 2.5mm

WEIGHT

2.1g

MARKS

No marks present, tests as 15kgold

CONDITION

Excellent

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