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Victorian Lapwing Heraldic Intaglio Crest Singet Ring

$2,450.00

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Victorian Lapwing Heraldic Intaglio Crest Singet Ring

$2,450.00


Description

DATE: Victorian, 1872

Superb Victorian intaglio signet ring dating from the 1870s. The head has been carved with a British heraldic crest: what I believe is a lapwing (aka peewhit, plover, and tyrwhitt). The lapwing is symbolic of strategy - in heraldry at least - as it outwits hunters by leading them away from its nest; a fact that proved popular amongst those lords/dukes/barons who fancied themselves as shrewd strategists... naturally. The ring is crafted in 18 karat gold with channeled shoulder detailing and English hallmarks from the year 1872. 

MEASUREMENTS

Head: 14.5 x 11.7mm

Width of band: 3.7mm

WEIGHT

6.2g

MARKS

English hallmarks for 18k gold, Birmingham 1872

CONDITION

Very good, some general wear/patina commensurate with age. Shoulder details and crest remain in great condition

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