Lot 1822: Post Medieval Georgian Gilt and Chalcedony Signet Ring
December 8, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: 17th-18th century AD. A D-section silver hoop with scrolled rococo detailing, discoid bezel with border of scrolled tendrils on a hatched band, inset chalcedony plaque with intaglio leaping stag on a baseline and monogram 'B' on a hatched field with collar inscribed 'Pain . Causes . Flight.:.' Cf. Oman, C.C. Victoria and Albert Museum Catalogue of Rings, reprinted Ipswich, 1993, item 612. 7.96 grams, 21mm overall, 15.70mm internal diameter (approximate size British J 1/2, USA 5, Europe 9.32, Japan 9) (3/4"). Property of a Sussex gentleman; acquired before 1990. The stone was examined in detail by Dr. Bonewitz, who notes that the carving is of an exceptionally high standard.
Condition Report: Fine condition.