Renaissance bronze signet ring

Renaissance bronze signet ring

Code: 10989

£175.00
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This is a nice Renaissance signet ring, dating to the 16th - 17th century A.D. The ring has a round bezel, decorated with an indistinct device - presumably a mermaid within a shield-shaped cartouche?

A nice historic ring that would have been used by a merchant to authenticate and seal letters.

OBJECT: Signet Ring

CULTURE: Renaissance

DATE: c. 1550 - 1650 A.D.

MATERIAL: Bronze

RING SIZE: 11 1/2 (US)    W 3/4 (UK)

SIZE: 24mm x 25mm x 2mm (bezel 14mm x 2mm)

WEIGHT: 3.64 grams

PROVENANCE: Ex. private collection, Brittany, France.