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Mid-Victorian Ancient Faience Scarab Ring

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Mid-Victorian Ancient Faience Scarab Ring

$1,150.00


Description

DATE: Victorian, c.1870

Mid-Victorian faience scarab ring with Etruscan style rope and applied goldwork. The scarab itself is ancient (as opposed to the 19th Century copies made for the Victorian tourist markets) and has been mounted in the most exquisitely worked ring - the 15k gold is a masterclass in artistry, every section of it is finely worked. It dates from circa 1870, an unusual fusion of the Egyptian and Etruscan Revivalist movements.

STONES 

Faience Scarab

MEASUREMENTS 

Head: 1.6 x 1.3cm

Width of band: 2.5mm

WEIGHT 

3.7g

MARKS 

No marks present, tests as 15k gold

CONDITION 

Very good

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