A Georgian hardstone cameo ringA Georgian hardstone cameo ring

A Georgian hardstone cameo ring

A Georgian hardstone cameo ring, the oval banded hardstone plaque, finely carved in high relief to depict the profile of a man to a mottled brown background, signed WEDER, rubover set within a yellow gold open back mount with ridged detail to the rim, to a tapered yellow gold shank, gross weight 14.98 grams, circa 1790.
The master gem engraver Giovanni Battista Weder was born in Rome 1742, and is known to have created pieces for Pope Pius VI and Catherine the Great’s court.
Charles Duron was one of the leading goldsmiths working in Paris in the mid-19th century. He exhibited at the international exhibitions in 1855 & 1867 in Paris and in 1862 in London. He was patronized by the Rothschild family, the Marquess of Hertford and Alfred Morrison. Examples of his works are today preserved in the British Museum, the Musée d’Orsay and the Hermitage.

No. 28168M


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