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Antique Victorian French Egyptian Revival Scarf Ring 18K Gold Enamel C.1880

Antique Victorian French Egyptian Revival Scarf Ring 18K Gold Enamel C.1880

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Rare museum quality antique Victorian Egyptian revival
French 18K gold, enamel scarf ring C.1880.

The ring represents intricate craftsmanship
with various techniques such as carving, chasing, polychrome enamel.
The background of enamel is textured with hand applied chasing.

Hand painted enamel on the front depicts a pharaoh
in his official garment.
It is possible the face was a custom miniature portrait
of the person who ordered the ring.
The back enamel masterfully renders a few springs
with blue flowers and green leaves.

The ring measures 3/4" or 20 mm diameter.
It weighs 4.8 grams.
There are no hallmarks, acid tested 18K gold.

Excellent antique condition commensurate with age.

Egyptian motifs widespread starting late 1700's
after Napoleon's military campaign in North Africa.
They received another boost after excavations
and following tours to Egypt starting in 1830's.

Materials

18K gold

Enamel

Dimensions

The ring measures 3/4" or 20 mm diameter

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