Silver Gilt Armorial Signet Ring of a Fleur

Code: 10127


This is a superb Renaissance silver gilt finger ring, dating to the late 16th - early 17th century. The ring is cut with a pseudo armorial device of a stylized fleur, the shape of the shield in use from the latter part of the 16th century. Such a ring would have been worn by a merchant, or nobleman not entitled to bear arms. It is intact with fine partial gilding, of a lovely buttery mercurial gold. A great historic signet, ideal piece to be worn again today.

OBJECT: Signet Ring

CULTURE:  Renaissance

DATE: c. 1550 - 1650 A.D.

MATERIAL: Silver-gilt

RING SIZE:    8  (US)     Q (UK)

SIZE: 20mm x 22mm x 4mm (bezel 14mm x 13mm x 2mm)

WEIGHT:  6.15grams

PROVENANCE:  Ex. Private European Collection


Silver Gilt Armorial Signet Ring of a Fleur