Lalique ring A finger ring by René Lalique in yellow gold, each side centred by a carved ivory face, the ring is surmounted by a cabochon emerald, the setting of the stone formed and enamelled to resemble a crown, the subject’s hair sensuously tumbles down the deeply engraved shoulders, the top of the shoulders are decorated with overlapping engraved leaves filled with black enamel.
We just completed this unique fireplace upgrade that beautifully compliments this home on the river. Kozy Heat "Bayport 41" gas fireplace with black enamel interior. Cultured Stone "Southern Ledgestone" in bucks county color. Custom built mantel in hand hewn knotty alder.
This ring dates from 1728; the absolute height of the memento mori style. It not only features the affectation of the ‘coffin’ shaped crystal, but it encapsulates the skeleton inlaid in black enamel around the band. Further to this, the element of the full skeleton inside the coffin crystal completes the sentiment. There is nowhere on the jewel that death is not represented.