18th Century, Georgian, 18 Carat Yellow Gold, Agate Intaglio Ring
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Georgian, early carved intaglio ring, circa 1800. Set with a large oval agate intricately carved depicting the profile of a gentleman (possibly Julius Caesar). The attention to detail is incredible, it is a beautiful and very rare example of signet ring that would have been worn by an individual in high status. The agate has an extraordinary natural banding of colour and pattern, coincidentally placing emphasis and perfectly framing the subject matter. The stone carving is set in a ribbed gold rubover setting with smooth trumpeting shoulders leading to a tapered shank. It is a true collectors item and in fantastic condition considering it is 200 years old.