Renaissance silver-gilt Fede bethrothal ring

Renaissance silver-gilt Fede bethrothal ring "Blossoming" love

Code: 11973


This is a rare Renaissance silver-gilt fede betrothal ring, dating to the 16th century. The bezel depicts a pair of clasped hands, from which a blossoming (flowering) heart emerges. This refers to 'blossoming' love, indicative of this being a betrothal or engagement ring. The openwork band represents two bands geometrically interlaced into a single band, alluding to two lives joined as one (again referring to a marriage). The ring is in excellent condition, intact and with a lovely lemon gold gilding.  A fabulous early ring in wearable condition!

OBJECT: Betrothal Ring

CULTURE:  Renaissance/Tudor

DATE: c. 1480 - 1580 AD

MATERIAL: Silver-gilt

RING SIZE:    8  (US)      Q  (UK)

SIZE: 21.58mm x 21.34mm x 5.27mm 

WEIGHT:  3.82 grams

PROVENANCE:  Formerly in a private collection London, originally acquired from Peter Szuhay (London)