antique Austro-Hungarian silver gilt Ring with carnelian, seed pearls and enamel

on Feb 5, 2020 in Rings/earrings, US/European

There is a distinctly Baroque air, I think, in antique Austro-Hungarian jewelry from around the turn of the 20th c. that I find very attractive. The silver gilt ring I am presenting here is intricately layered and pierced with floral and scroll motifs as well as beading and it houses a beautiful carnelian cabochon flanked by two seed pearls. Nestled in red enameled flowers, the pearls have a rich grayish luster that blends perfectly with the mellowed old vermeil. I will finish by drawing your attention to the decorative motifs where the shank meets the gallery and the ornamentation on the back of the setting…


Size/Weight: sz 7 US (easily resizable by your jeweler); face is 7/8 N-S and E-W; 11.1 grams

Hallmarks / Date: not signed for maker nor hallmarked for metal content yet tested and guaranteed to be solid silver of at least .800 purity (which is the case with most Austro-Hungarian jewelry of this type); 1980s-1910s

Condition: excellent vintage with the gilding having aged gracefully, the enamel in the flowers flanking the stone still in great shape, elegantly ornate, with no damage and no repairs noted




Offered at $135.00

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