Renaissance Silver Gilt Signet Ring Hunting Horn St. Hubert
This is a wonderful Renaissance silver-gilt signet ring, dating to the 15th - 16th century A.D. It is a large ring, designed for active daily wear. This example is engraved with a hunting horn, a symbol of Saint Hubert (patron saint of hunters). The size of the ring would suggest this example was originally worn by a man. This ring would have been used to seal and authenticate letters and documents, either to display the wearer's occupation as a royal huntsman or as a badge of office. The ring is intact and in excellent excavated condition, suitable to be worn and used again today.
OBJECT: Signet Ring
DATE: c. 15th - 16th century A.D.
RING SIZE: 9 3/4 (US) T 1/4 (UK)
SIZE: 26.11mm x 25.40mm 3.36mm (bezel 17.23mm x 13.60mm x 4.08mm)
WEIGHT: 13.48 grams
PROVENANCE: Ex. European Private Collection, Prague