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Antique Art Nouveau Ring Figural Reclining lady Gold Diamond French Unisex(6498)

Antique Art Nouveau Ring Figural Reclining lady Gold Diamond French Unisex(6498)

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Antique Art Nouveau ring. 18k gold and diamond. Made in France, circa 1895 -1905. Man or woman.

Measurements: Weighs 6.6 grams. US ring size 4.75. (see below). Rose cut diamond approximately 0.15ct.

Description : Figural ring in the form of a reclinging woman, resting on a water lily pad. Water lily buds and flowers around the edge and an open flower set with a rose cut diamond. The ring is typically Art Nouveau with elongated, langurous forms with a jointly human and floral theme. Very sturdy, strong design makes the ring wearable on a daily basis. Wear with jeans or your smart suits. Can be worn by a man as a pinkie ring.

A thin line on the inside of the shank only, hints that the ring was previously resized. This is born out by the existance of a single hallmark as opposed to at least two, which is the French norm. Marks: The oval mark on the outside of the shank is typically the French owl mark for 18k gold of unknown maker. There are no other marks. We acid tested the gold to double-check metal purity.

Condition: Minor wear commensurate with age and use. As mentioned, shank has been resized. Please see enlarged pictures and don't hesitate to ask questions which we will do our best to answer.

Page 243 of the book Pariser Schmuck shows a ring with two figures resting on poppy flowers made by Louis Aucoc 1899-1900. The design bears more than a passing resemblance to this ring with the languid, extended poses of the women, the heads forming the bezel and the bodies forming part of the shoulders and shank of the ring.

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