Georgian French gold tableau ring in original fitted box. Carved tablet with woven hair background in gold. French in Origin, Circa 1770. In the manner of Stephany and Drench.
This ring is depicted in Diana Scarisbrick's book, Ring: Jewelry of Power, Love and Loyalty. "A tableau of a temple of love and friendship, visited by woman of fashion to pray for the successful outcome of a love affair: she has arrived on the boat moored on the shore below, and is accompanied by her faithful dog."
A fine quality example of a micro carving, similar examples can be found in many museum collections including the British Museum. Catalog number 1002.620.