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Large 19th Century, Carnelian Intaglio Signet Ring in 18kt Gold
Large 19th Century, Carnelian Intaglio Signet Ring in 18kt Gold
Large 19th Century, Carnelian Intaglio Signet Ring in 18kt Gold
Large 19th Century, Carnelian Intaglio Signet Ring in 18kt Gold
Large 19th Century, Carnelian Intaglio Signet Ring in 18kt Gold
Large 19th Century, Carnelian Intaglio Signet Ring in 18kt Gold

Large 19th Century, Carnelian Intaglio Signet Ring in 18kt Gold

$4,100 AUD

Tax included.

A large intaglio signet ring crafted from 18 karat yellow gold and set with an oval carved carnelian. The handmade ring would likely have been adapted from a 'fob' seal to a ring at same stage during the 20th Century, making it more wearable and desirable. The central oval slice of carnelian has been hand carved (intaglio) with what appears to be an armorial crest which was probably the family crest of the original owner. Due to the size of the ring it is very suitable for men or could be resized to fit a lady if desired. It is getting harder to find nice carved stone signet rings and this is a really well preserved example of one from the 19th Century.

Marked - unmarked however tests as 18 karat gold

Ring size - 59/R

Total weight of piece - 8.52 grams

Independent appraisal values the piece at $4729.

 

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