Georgian Micromosaic Goldfinch Passion Ring
DATE: Georgian, c1800
A fine quality Georgian period 15k gold ring, bezel set with an incredibly detailed micromosaic panel depicting a Goldfinch.
"Because of the thistle seeds it eats, in Christian symbolism the goldfinch is associated with Christ's Passion and his crown of thorns... Because it symbolises the Passion, the goldfinch is considered a 'saviour' bird"
10.0 x 12.8mm. Width of band: 1.1mm
No marks present, tests as 15ct gold throughout
In excellent overall condition with small signs of wear commensurate with age and use