Lady Recamier 14k Gold Ring

Regular price $895.00

Lady Recamier 14K gold ring. The ring is an adaptation of Lady Recamier (1777-1849), a famous Frenchwoman in the literary and political circles of the early 19th century. From the early days of the consulate to almost the end of the July monarchy her salon in Paris was one of the chief resorts of literary and political society that pretended to fashion. The habitués of her house included many former royalists. This circumstance, together with her refusal to act as lady-in-waiting to the Empress Josephine and her friendship for Madame de Staël, brought her under suspicion. Madame Récamier was eventually exiled from Paris by Napoleon's orders and retreated to Rome. The ring is vintage cast in 14K yellow gold. The face has suffered the most wear as the detail in her gown is quite good. The ring is large measuring 1 5/8" long by 7/8" wide with a projection of 3/8". The ring weighs 14.6 grams gold and is a finger size of 7 1/4. We date the ring to the early 20th century.