Verre églomisé silhouette ring
A French silhouette portrait on a verre églomisé ground, set to a high carat gold ring, circa 1780 – 1800. The shank supports a compartment containing a silhouette portrait of a female under crystal. Verre églomisé is a term referring to the process of applying both a design and gilding onto the rear face of glass. The name is derived from the 18th century French decorator and art dealer, Jean-Baptiste Glomy. The technique created golden, shimmering and beautifully reflective pieces of artwork. The ring is size N [US 6 and 1/2] and the head of the ring measures 1 and 1/8 inches by 2/3 of an inch. Very fine quality and immaculate.