A late Renaissance Agate Cameo of Socrates in a Regency Gold ring mount

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

About

Socrates, facing to his left, with full beard, bald head and snub nose, making him one of the most recognisable profiles in the world, still going strong after 2500 years. This is the type of ring that Beau Brummell and his circle would have worn at the Prince Regent's Court in 1810 and is now available for the 21st century market, where the wearing of large Rings has been abandoned by men but taken up with enthusiasm by women.
Dimensions: 3 cm heigh x 2.5 cm wide
Finger size: USA 7 1/2 UK P CN 16
Italian Cameo circa 1620
Condition: Good
Price: $5700
Details
Place of Origin
Italy
Date of Manufacture
circa 1620
Period
1620-1629
Metal
18k Gold
Stone
Agate
Condition
Good
Dealer Location
London, United Kingdom
Number of Items
1
Reference Number
LU358758982
Contact The Seller
Response Time: Usually within 15 hours
1stdibs seller since 2012
Located in London, GB

More from this Seller

A Brown Agate Cameo of Napoleon as Emperor in Later Gold Ring Mount
A Brown Agate Cameo of Napoleon as Emperor in Late...
Unknown
Napoleon, looking to his right, wearing the traditional emblem of Emperors, a Laurel Crown. This is a well carved Cameo which would have been created soon after Napoleons coronation in ...
Harlequin Pink Green Tourmaline Gold Ring
Harlequin Pink Green Tourmaline Gold Ring
Unknown
The stones mounted in a Harlequin pattern and is, I am told, the heraldic crest of an Italian Count and was made in the 1950's. The unmarked Gold tests for 18k and the pink and green c...
Ancient Roman Intaglio of Pegasus Mounted in a Victorian Gold Signet Ring
Ancient Roman Intaglio of Pegasus Mounted in a Vic...
Greco Roman
The Cabochon Carnelian is carved with a wonderful image of Pegasus with front leg raised and looking as though to leap into the air.The body carving is quite deep and has an excellent p...
A 19th century French Gold Ring
A 19th century French Gold Ring
Unknown
in the form of an Ancient Greek Tragic Theatre Mask, probably skilfully copied from one in the Louvre Collection, even down to the Gold Teeth. This design has been used in scary movies...
Barry Kieselstein-Cord Two Tone Gold Buckle Ring
Barry Kieselstein-Cord Two Tone Gold Buckle Ring
Barry Kieselstein-Cord
In the old Western Style, with the "belt" fully pierced and with raised Gold borders and engraved at the reverse of the buckle, the name B. Kieselstein-Cord, a crescent moon & star. 199...
Barry Kieselstein-Cord Gold Ring
Barry Kieselstein-Cord Gold Ring
Barry Kiesstein-Cord 1992
The series, which embraced rings, bracelets and brooches was called Women of the World and when I first saw this Ring I thought "stunning Inca Princess" The Gold has been treated so it...
An Antique Regency Period Carnelian Gold Ring
An Antique Regency Period Carnelian Gold Ring
Unknown
The Carnelian carved with the image of Diana, Goddess of the hunt, seated beneath a tree and pointing, her bow leaning against the trunk. She is clothed in a multi folded Roman stola wi...
An Antique Gold and Black Hardstone Greco-Roman Intaglio Ring
An Antique Gold and Black Hardstone Greco-Roman In...
Unknown
The subject of the engraving is two profiles in the one head, called a Gryllus Stone, which has magical and mystical properties. One profile appears to have four horns which are in fac...
Tiffany & Co. Elsa Peretti The Full Heart Ring
Tiffany & Co. Elsa Peretti The Full Heart Ring
Elsa Peretti
Stamped under the head Tiffany & Co, signed Elsa Peretti 750 Spain This amazing designer has wedded her talents with Tiffany for forty years. Highly collectable and a fine investmen...
Victorian Banded Agate Gold Ring
Victorian Banded Agate Gold Ring
The round brown/black Cabochon Agate set in an attractive triple beaded circular mount with closed back, to a plain and unmarked shank, all testing for 18k Gold. Dimensions: 14/16 in...
An Ancient Oval Agate Cameo Gold Ring Depicting a Greek Warrior
An Ancient Oval Agate Cameo Gold Ring Depicting a ...
Unknown
Standing, looking to his left and holding a spear and a shield. The reverse of the stone is engraved with later Arabic script which does not show in the photograph. It can be assumed th...
Large Antique Carved Brown and Red Agate Gold Scarab Ring
Large Antique Carved Brown and Red Agate Gold Scar...
Unknown
Set in a later closed back Gold ring mount to plain shoulders and unmarked substantial shank testing for 18k Gold. There is some slight chipping on the edge to the right of the head b...