RARE GEORGE WASHINGTON MOURNING RING WITH MINIATURE ENGRAVED OVAL PORTRAIT BY CHARLES FEVRET DE SAINT-MEMIN, CIRCA 1800.Est. $3,000-$5,000
Sold: $15,600 ($13,000)
The stipple engraving depicting Washington in uniform, the band engraved on the interior with the initial “H.” Ring size 6 ¼.
Literature: For a discussion of Saint-Memin’s portrait of Washington, see Ellen G. Miles “Saint-Memin and the Neoclassical Profile Portrait in America,” pp. 101-105. For another example of a Washington mourning ring, see Martha Gandy Fales “Jewelry in America 1600-1900,” p. 94, pl. 55.