A Roman Onyx Intaglio And Yellow Gold Ring
A Roman onyx intaglio and yellow gold ring, the oval- shaped onyx measuring approximately 11 x 8.5 mm, depicting Dionysus leaning on a column and holding a kantharos, carved in 1st-2nd century AD, rub-over set in later yellow gold mount, testing as 20ct gold, circa 1830, head measuring 1.8×1.5cm, finger size K ½, gross weight 11.6 grams.
An exquisite antique intaglio ring. It features an onyx intaglio of the Ancient Greek god Dionysus dating from the 1st-2nd century AD. This wonderful example of ancient history was set in a rich and bright 20 carat gold ring in the 1830s, when ancient intaglios had a resurgence in popularity. Dionysus is the god of the grape-harvest, winemaking and wine, fertility, festivity, and theatre, in the ancient Greek religion. He is also known as Bacchus or by his Roman name Liber. A wonderful, historical piece.
The finger size of most of our rings can be adjusted and our workshop will be happy to do this free of charge. If you do not know your finger size please request us to post you a finger measure.
Should you choose to make this purchase we would be delighted to send it to you in a Bentley & Skinner handmade leather case packed in a giftwrapped Bentley & Skinner black and gold presentation box. Shortly afterwards we will send you on a complimentary valuation of this item for insurance purposes for your reference and safekeeping.