Tortoiseshell and Gold Piquework Ring
This is a delightful Georgian gold and tortoiseshell finger ring, dating to the 18th century. The ring is beautifully crafted from a single piece of shell, the band carved and polished. On the bezel is decorated with an eye of twelve gold pliques hammered into the horn.
OBJECT: FINGER RING
DATE: c. 1750 - 1800 A.D.
MATERIAL: TORTOISESHELL & GOLD 9k
RING SIZE: 7 (US) O (UK)
SIZE: 21mm x 21mm x 4mm
WEIGHT: 0.4 grams
PROVENANCE: Ex Reynolds Collection, Bath.