A fine onyx hardstone intaglio and solid 14K white gold ring dating to the Art Deco period. This rare original Art Deco ring is set with a central two layer hardstone cameo which is exceptionally carved. It depicts a Roman legionary in profile.
The intaglio is reminiscent to me of fine georgian silhouette portraits. The setting of the ring has fine hand carved geometric details which are quintessentially art deco. Currently this ring is a size 8 US. This ring is in excellent condition.
Inside the shank it is marked'John R Burt' which is either the makers signature or the original owner's name. In total it weighs 5.9 grams of fine 14K white gold. The face of the ring runs 11/16 down the finger when worn (18mm). This original 1930s ring is in very good condition.At high magnification there is a fleabite to the intaglio and some faint surface scratches which are not eye visible. The item "Mens Signet Ring Intaglio Ring Art Deco Vintage 14K White Gold Seal Gents R2060" is in sale since Friday, August 19, 2016. This item is in the category "Jewellery & Watches\Vintage, Antique Jewellery". The seller is "jewelry_secrets" and is located in Sydney. This item can be shipped worldwide.