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Mexican silver sculptural zodiac Ring ~ Aquarius

on Aug 21, 2020 in Mexican and Latin American, Rings/earrings

Zodiac jewelry is not uncommon in the field of vintage Mexican silver yet it is mostly bracelets (charm or link), pins and combination pin/pendants that one finds. Rings, and especially sculptural ones like the example at hand, are rare and I am thrilled to have discovered it! Applied on a round flat field, the kneeling figure of Aquarius faces the onlooker, water flowing out of the urn under her arm (I know Aquarius is supposed to be male but the more I look at this ring, the more I see a female!), her other hand trying to shield her from the sun. And did you notice the faux-bois finish on the shank? Amazing…

 

Size / Weight: currently sz 6 1/2 US (a good jeweler could re-size easily); face is 11/16″ in diameter; 3/8″ rise; 9.6 grams

Hallmarks / Date: maker’s initials “J.R.” as well as “MEXICO STERLING 925” and Eagle assay mark that looks like 208 to me; 1950s-60s

Condition: excellent vintage with a nicely cast sculptural figure for Aquarius, great patina, an interesting shank and no damage or repairs noted

Inv.#15123

 

Offered at $150.00

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