The top holds a miniature hand painted enamel plaque, in Black, White and Grays (also known as Grisaille), very professionally done with beautiful tiny details. The plaque depicts musical instruments such as a lute and what appears like two drum sticks? , and also painting tools such as paint brushes and a palette.
All the above stand on two sides of an urn, and all is surrounded by foliage and flower swags. I believe that it may be a mourning ring, commemorating someone who was very creative and artistic both in music and in fine art. The ring is in very good condition.Very minor signs commemorate with 200 years of age and use. Tiny edge nicks and scratches can be seen when 10X enlarged with a loupe, but hardly to unseen with the naked eye. Ring size: 9 US (but can easily be resized by a competent jeweler). The top of the ring measures: 0.92"X0.8" (23.4X20.3 mm). Ring weight: 4.35 grams.
This ring can be worn by either a women or a man. A true one of a kind from the days of Napoleon and Josephine :. 2-7 DAYS DEPENDING ON LOCATION. The item "Antique French Empire (Georgian) 18K Yellow Gold H.
1800" is in sale since Tuesday, February 24, 2015. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Georgian, Pre-1837". The seller is "ornament5" and is located in worldwide shipping. This item can be shipped worldwide.