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Roman Jasper Chicken Intaglio Signet Ring

$2,250.00

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Roman Jasper Chicken Intaglio Signet Ring

$2,250.00


Description

DATE: Intaglio: Roman, c.1st Century AD - Ring: Georgian, c.1800

A superb Roman intaglio mounted in a Georgian era ring. The jasper stone has been carved with a chicken pecking at the ground. The rooster/hen have strong symbolism in Western literature... the rooster as a symbol of paternal and spiritual love; the hen symbolizes ideal maternal love and Christian love - she is self sacrificing, nurturing, protective and comforting.

The intaglio is set in an 18k gold ring mount dating from the early 18th Century and featuring applied ropework detailing around the head.

STONES 

Jasper 

MEASUREMENTS 

Head: 16.2 x 12.8mm

Width of band: 6.5mm

WEIGHT 

9.5g

MARKS 

No marks present, tests as 18k gold

CONDITION 

Very good, some general wear commensurate with age

Roman Jasper Chicken Intaglio Signet Ring Roman Jasper Chicken Intaglio Signet Ring Roman Jasper Chicken Intaglio Signet Ring Roman Jasper Chicken Intaglio Signet Ring Roman Jasper Chicken Intaglio Signet Ring Roman Jasper Chicken Intaglio Signet Ring Roman Jasper Chicken Intaglio Signet Ring Roman Jasper Chicken Intaglio Signet Ring Roman Jasper Chicken Intaglio Signet Ring