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Georgian Carved Coral Ring of a Neo-Classical Lady

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A large, carved coral ring of a classical lady with vine leaves in her hair. She is probably Ariadne, the Goddess of wine. The carving dates from around 1800-1820 and is called the Neo-Classical period. Travellers on the Grand Tour bought souvenirs in such places as Naples in Italy where a lot of the coral was sourced and carved it to intricate items to tempt the tourist. It is mounted in an 18ct gold frame and shank.

Written by Olly Gerrish


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Very good




Gold Coral


Unmarked, tested to 18ct gold


1 ⅜ in / 3.5 cm on height by 1 in / 2.6 cm in width

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