Georgian Wedgwood & Bentley Black Basalt ring

£1,250.00

The basalt stone intaglio depicts Prince Frederick, Prince of Wales and Duke of Gloucester. Prince Frederick predeceased his father, King George II, and his eldest son assumed the throne on his grandfather’s death, becoming King George III. We cannot show the precise age of the ring but we are able to date the main feature as being dated between 1774 when the intaglio was first included in Wedgwood and Bentley’s catalogue, and 1780. We have provenance in the form of an email from the V&A Collection at World of Wedgwood in regards to the piece of basalt. 

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SKU: E677-6 Category:
Metal:
9ct yellow gold.
Marks:
Unmarked.
Stones:
Black basalt.
Measurements:
21.5mm x 18mm. The ring measure 6mm high from the height measurement taken at the shoulders. 2.8mm wide shank at the shoulders narrowing to 2mm at the back of the finger.
Weight:
6.65 grams.
Condition:
Excellent.
Finger size:
UK Q on the ring stick but there is room thanks to not being able to push it all the way on. Estimated size R.