Opaline Ring Holder, Gilt and Patinated Bronze – Charles X
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Delicate ring holder in milky white opaline set on a gilt and patinated bronze mount. The small opaline dish is decorated with red and golden enameled flowers. It is set in an intricately sculpted gilt bronze mounting with eight small looping hooks interspaced around the rim. A gilt bronze serpent is coiled around the stem, supporting the opaline dish. The circular base in gilt and patinated bronze is decorated with rinceaux and stylized rose motifs.
Some light wear on the gilding.
D: 4.3 in (11 cm) / H: 5.5 in (14 cm)
Restauration period. Charles X, circa 1820-1830.