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Ref  EY5  Renaissance Revival Ring

Silver ring, most likely German in origin, circa 1870, in the Renaissance Revival style. The silver hoop is set with enamelled caryatid cupid figures which support a bezel set with a pink topaz and enamelled in vivid colours. In the 1860's a series of 16th century jewellery designs and ornamental prints were republished, providing inspiration for Neo-Renaissance jewels. Frequently these jewels were sold as original Renaissance pieces to unsuspecting purchasers, with the enamel 'distressed' to give the impression of greater age. This ring is size P [US 7 and 1/2] and the decorative enamel section is 2.5 inches long and 1/4 inch wide. For similar stylistic examples from the 1870's, see Scarisbrick's  Historic Rings, catalogue entries 316 and 317.

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