An 18th century gold, enamel and gem-set carnival ring

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Lot 2
An 18th century gold, enamel and gem-set carnival ring

£ 2,000 - 3,000
US$ 2,400 - 3,600
An 18th century gold, enamel and gem-set carnival ring
The bezel designed as a white enamel face with old brilliant-cut diamond eyes and a cabochon ruby mouth, wearing a black enamel domino mask, mounted in yellow gold, ring size M, cased by Pearce & Sons

Footnotes

  • For similar examples, see Chadour, A. B., 'Rings: The Alice and Louis Koch Collection: Forty Centuries Seen by Four Generations', W. S. Maney and Son, Leeds, 1994, p.261, nos 852 and 853, and Ward, A., Cherry, J., Gere, C. and Cartlidge, B., 'The Ring: From Antiquity to the Twentieth Century', Thames and Hudson, London, 1981, p.111, no 236.
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Item contains ruby or jadeite

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