15 July 2008,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 1,000
Estimate GBP 800 - GBP 1,200
Two late 18th century gold portrait miniature rings
One with rectangular bezel depicting a young lady wearing a white costume against a pale turquoise coloured ground, the glazed portrait within a blue enamel and rose-cut diamond border, to a reeded hoop; the other with plain oval glazed portrait of a lady wearing flowers in her hair, the mount with chased shoulders; both rings circa 1790, finger sizes O and J (2)
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