Carnelian Intaglio: Young man, Roman antique 18th century in 750 red gold ring Gemme. Powerful antique carnelian intaglio in a modern gold ring. In Roman times, intaglia in semi-precious stone was created for a variety of occasions. They had portraits of themselves cut in stone to give to friends and relatives. Intaglias were created as precious gifts of the emperors to honor soldiers, civil servants or deserving citizens for faithful services. And scenes from mythology and representations of the gods served as protective amulets. The Gemme in Carnelian here could have been born out of the hope for protection and happiness. We see a profile portrait to the left, a young man with a headband. This may be an athlete, winner in competition or a juvenile god like Mars or Mercury. In any case a young companion and protector. The Intaglio comes from a collection of antique gems, which were set in equal versions of the classicism around 1800. This circumstance and the powerful, abstracting cut speak for a development in the later Roman imperial period. Gemme in Carnelian originated at that time, especially in Aquileia in particularly large numbers. This Erika Zwierlein-Diehl: Antique Gemmen and their afterlife, Berlin / New York 2007, etc. Where the seal stone, because as such, it was originally created, spent the following approximately 1600 years we do not know. He probably slumbered undisturbed in the ground until he rediscovered around 1800 and was included in the aforementioned collection. He is well preserved, but on the upper right edge of the stone shows a superficial eruption. The carnelian came to us with his composure. The simple ring band of high-carat gold with the two decorative arcs to the right and left of the stone setting was created in our workshop after models of classicism. So the gems can now be carried safely and with joy. An intaglio in carnelian, 8,0 x 9,8 mm gold 750/000, corresponds to 18 carats. Fineness “750” in the ring rail. The ring head max. 1,3 cm wide, the ring rail 2,2. 59 (German ring gauge, corresponds to the circumference in mm). This ring can be changed in size by our Goldsmith. The antique carnelian in good, stable condition, with an eruption at the top right margin. The ring itself is very good, the ring band modern, the socket of the carnelian probably from the early 19th century. We want you to be satisfied 100%! Therefore, examine, describe, and we photograph all our jewellery pieces with the utmost care. Our reviews of the antique jewelry you can rely on our years of experience in the trade, as well as our expertise as a studied art historian. As a member of various dealer organizations, as well as the British Society of jewellery historians We committed ourselves here to utmost accuracy. In our descriptions we always also indicate any signs of age and broken, that we not hide in our photos – so you if our package comes to you need to experience any unpleasant surprises. The item “Carnelian Intaglio Young Man, Roman Antique 18. Jh in 750 Red Gold Ring Cameo” is in sale since Friday, October 4, 2019. This item is in the category “Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Other Vintage Jewelry”. The seller is “hofer-antikschmuck” and is located in Berlin. This item can be shipped worldwide.
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