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Victorian Lapis Lazuli Heraldic Griffin Signet Ring

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Victorian Lapis Lazuli Heraldic Griffin Signet Ring

$1,600.00


Description

DATE: Victorian, 1872

An exceptional Lapis lazuli signet ring with a cool heraldic crest - that of the de Barry family, who's ancestral seat is Barryscourt Castle in Ireland. Depicted is a Griffin's Head in profile above the motto: "Boutez En Avant", which is said to have been their battle cry. It roughly translates as "Bash your way forward", and, incidentally, was also the battle cry of Squadron A, the historic cavalry unit of New York City's Upper East Side. This antique ring is modelled in 18k gold, with Birmingham hallmarks for the year 1872.

STONES

Lapis lazuli panel

MEASUREMENTS

Head: 1.5 x 1.3cm - Width of band: 2.5mm

WEIGHT

5.6g

MARKS

English hallmarks for 18ct gold, Birmingham 1872

CONDITION

Very good, there has been some work done on the shank

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