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Gold finger-ring set with a painted miniature of George III under glass. Bordered with diamonds. Image centre top.
- Production date
Diameter: 2 centimetres (bezel)
- Curator's comments
- Text from catalogue of the Hull Grundy Gift (Gere et al 1984) no 311:
The portrait shows the appearance of the king as a young man, probably at the time of his succession and marriage in 1760. The miniature appears to be a smaller version of the miniature of George 111 set in a bracelet clasp worn by Queen Charlotte in portraits dating from the time of her marriage or shortly after (see Millar 1969, no.1196, painted in 1771). A ring in the Royal Collection at Windsor Castle set with a miniature of Queen Charlotte of about the same date is known to have been set in a finger-ring by Rundell, Bridge & Rundell (see 390) for George 1V in 1827 (see Taylor & Scarisbrick 1978, no. 857; Gere 1981, no. 261). (Charlotte Gere)
Text from Ward, Cherry et al, 'The Ring from Antiquity to the Twentieth Century,' London 1981, pl.260.
This miniature of George III (1738-1820) shows his appearance in the 1760's. The style of the setting, bordered with diamonds, is similar to that of the miniature of Queen Charlotte (Pl. 261), his wife, and it seems possible that it was done at the same date.
- On display (G47/dc7)
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Wartski, 14 Grafton Street, London W1. Original invoice for £1500 to Anne Hull Grundy dated 31.12.1975, described as '18th C portrait ring, George 111, with diamond surround'.
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: HG.157 (masterlist number)