Quite delightful oil on canvas portrait of a young girl, perhaps no older than seven or eight years of age, painted by the French artist Édouard Alexandre Sain (1830-1910). Dressed in her Sunday best clothes…
Heart-shaped silver locket by Meyle & Mayer made in Pforzheim, Germany circa 1900. Beautifully enamelled on the face with two snowdrops set against a background that is guilloche enamelled in shades of blue graduating through…
This iconic sculpture by Jean de Roncourt, which is arguably his most admired work, is more usually seen in spelter. However, a much smaller number were cast in bronze and this particular piece is a…
Square columnar glass vase from Legras MontJoye made at their Pantin glassworks around 1910. Primarily of clear glass, smooth on the inside and acid etched on the outer, giving a dappled and frosted appearance. Decorated…
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Antique Bishop’s Ring*
Bishop’s ring in 18ct. gold featuring a large claw-set oval amethyst stone surrounded by an octagonal ring of old-cut diamonds.
Ornately crafted, as is the custom with rings of this sort, and richly decorated with fine scrollwork, the shoulders having a cross on one side and a chalice on the other.
Further decoration extends most of the way around the shank on all but the innermost surface.
Originally dating from circa 1860 but inscribed inside the shank with the date 10-4-32, presumably marking a later date when it was gifted.
The U.K. ring size is a little under ‘U’.
N.B. Bishops traditionally receive Episcopal rings such as these at a ceremony marking their consecration and wear them on the third finger of the right hand, signifying that they are wedded to the Church.