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Victorian Bloodstone Dog Signet Ring "Always Faithful"

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Victorian Bloodstone Dog Signet Ring "Always Faithful"

$1,600.00


Description

DATE: Victorian, 1864

A superb antique Signet Ring, set with an oval bloodstone panel carved with an English heraldic crest. The crest depicts a Talbot, a now extinct breed of hunting dog said to be an ancestor of the Beagle, above the Latin motto: "SEMPER FIDELIS", which translates as "Always Faithful".

It's modelled in 15k gold, with intricate vine-leaf detailing to the shoulders - London hallmarks date it to the year 1864.

STONES

Bloodstone intaglio panel - 12.2 x 10.4mm

MEASUREMENTS

Head: 14.0 x 11.9mm

Width of band: 3.5mm

WEIGHT

5.3g

MARKS

English hallmarks for 15k gold, London 1864 (partially rubbed)

CG Maker's Mark, Charles Gibson

CONDITION

Very good, some general wear commensurate with age and use. Evidence of and old resize

Victorian Bloodstone Dog Signet Ring Victorian Bloodstone Dog Signet Ring Victorian Bloodstone Dog Signet Ring Victorian Bloodstone Dog Signet Ring Victorian Bloodstone Dog Signet Ring Victorian Bloodstone Dog Signet Ring