Antique Victorian Napoleon III ring. 18k gold, rosecut diamonds, agate hardstone cameo habille. Made in France, 19th century. <P><P>
Measurements: Weight is 5.3 grams. US size 7 3/4. <P><P>
Description : A wonderful blackamoor carved cameo seemingly floats in a gold shank with a ring of gold with diamonds in rectangular collettes at the cardinal points. The agate hardstone is a layer of black over white, perfectly suited for the subject matter, which is wonderfully carved in profile. Large gold earrings and a gold necklace or collar, typical of those worn in Africa. Wonderful detail. <P><P>
Gold mount with gentle, scrolling engraved decoration. <P><P>
Marks and Metal: French owl mark for 18k gold on outside of shank. <P><P>
Condition: Good with minor wear/dings to gold commensurate with age. Cameo in excellent condition with no damage/loss/restorations found. Please see pictures and don't hesitate to ask questions which we will do our best to answer.
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