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Edwardian Lyre Intaglio Signet Ring

$1,750.00

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Edwardian Lyre Intaglio Signet Ring

$1,750.00


Description

DATE: Edwardian, c.1910

A superb antique signet ring with lyre intaglio on a sardonyx panel. The band features striking engraved detailing to the shoulders, crafted in 9 karat gold throughout and dating from the Edwardian period, circa 1910.

In Ancient Greece, lyrical poetry - as the name suggests - was accompanied by lyre playing, indeed the word - lyre - is used metaphorically when referencing the skill of a poet, as in Byron's "I wish to tune my quivering lyre / To deeds of fame, and notes of fire". In organology, lyre is defined as a "yoke lute", being a lute in which the strings are attached to a yoke that lies in the same plane as the sound-table and consists of two arms and a cross-bar.

STONES 

Sardonyx Panel

MEASUREMENTS 

Head: 1.3 x 1.0cm

Width of band: 5.5mm

WEIGHT 

3.7g

MARKS 

Stamped 333

CONDITION 

Very good, with gorgeous antique patina

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