Late 18th Century gold and enamel portrait ring of Louis XVI
This important and historic ring bears a finely painted portrait of the French king Louis XVI and is inscribed: 1er Janvier 1793. Popular with royalists and the French emigres community, rings like this one would have established the wearers loyalty to the king with hand painted enamel portraits and inscriptions. The king was executed later that month 21st January 1793 by the revolutionaries.
Antique gold ring with mounted enamel cartouche containing hand painted portrait of Lous XVI. Ring engraved with date 1er Janvier 1793. Gold sizing brace to rear of ring to accommodate slender finger size. 2.5 x 1.7 x 2.8 cm.