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Portrait ring

England

18th century

Gold ring, the oval bezel set with a miniature of composer, George Handel (1685-1759), signed IH

15.9 mm internal ring diameter; 4.02 g weight

Bought in London

Presented by Dr C.D.E. Fortnum in honour of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee, 1897; WA1897.CDEF.F659

Scarisbrick and Henig, Finger Rings, 2003, pl. 30.4