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Antique Victorian Venus Mars Onyx Cameo Signet Ring

$4,250

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Love & War. A substantial antique signet ring set with an onyx cameo depicting Venus and Mars, both in profile facing to the right, the former rendered in white with Mars in black. The union between Mars and Venus was of particular importance to the Romans, who viewed them as a complementary pair (whilst conveniently ignoring the adulterous implications of their relationship). The uniting of deities representing Love and War bears potent connotations - especially given they were the parents of Concordia, who embodied agreement in marriage and society - which were explored extensively in both ancient Roman and Renaissance art. The ring is crafted in 18 karat gold, with French control marks, and dates from the late 19th century, circa 1890. STONES Onyx MEASUREMENTS Head: 1.8 x 1.3cm Width of band: 5.2mm WEIGHT 16.3g MARKS French hallmarks for 18k gold

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Details

  • Ring Size
    11 US, Resizable
  • Metal
  • Stone
  • Stone Cut
  • Weight
    16.3 g
  • Style
  • Place of Origin
    France
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    Circa 1890
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Sale, GB
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU173213380352

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    to anywhere in the world, arrives in 4-5 days, excluding production time.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Estimated Customs Duties & Taxes to the Continental US: $0.
    Ships From: Sale, United Kingdom
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 1 day of delivery.

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