Carolina of Parma
A portrait miniature ring, late 18th century, of Princess Carolina of Parma [1770 -1804]. Carolina was a Princess of Parma by birth and Princess of Saxony by marriage to Prince Maximilian of Saxony. She was the eldest of nine children born to Ferdinand, Duke of Parma and his wife Maria Amelia of Austria. Her full baptismal name was Carolina Maria Teresa Giuseppa Giovanna Cristiana Anna Isabella. This portrait ring is after a portrait of her by Anton Graff, 1792. Carolina wears court dress. Her wig is powdered and adorned with a lace veil and diamond diadem. Her complexion is fashionably pale. She wears a satin gown with lace fichu collar. The ring is size P [US 7 and 1/2] and can be sized and the head of the ring measures 1 and 1/8 inches by 3/4 of an inch. Original, immaculate.
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Carolina of Parma by Anton Graff, 1792.
An identical miniature of Carolina on a bracelet in the
Metropolitan Museum, New York