This is a nice Renaissance silver signet ring, dating to the 16th century A.D. The bezel is decorated with a cruciform design, for use as a private seal. The shoulders of the ring are ornately sculpted and originally set with black enamel. It is a good example, intact and wearable.
OBJECT: Signet Ring
CULTURE: Renaissance - Tudor Period
DATE: c. 1500 - 1600 A.D.
RING SIZE: 6 1/2 (US) N (UK)
SIZE: 24mm x 23mm x 3mm (bezel 12mm x 12mm x 5mm)
WEIGHT: 6.6 grams
PROVENANCE: Ex. European Private Collection, Munich.
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