A Bouquet of Love
A most charming and unusual love token ring, no doubt a gift from a paramour, circa 1790 -1800. The chased and engraved gold shank supports a compartment containing a three coloured gold and silver bouquet of roses, forget-me-nots and jasmine, on a cobalt blue ground covered by a domed crystal. In the language of flowers the rose represented love, jasmine beauty and forget-me-not meant remember me. The ring is size P and 1/2 [US 7 and 3/4] and the head of the ring measures 3/4 of an inch by 2/3 of an inch. Very fine quality and immaculate.