A Journey Into The Past

Large Antique Gold Ring With Agate Cameo, Germany ca. 1890


€ 980.00 *
Content 1 piece
Unit price €980.00 / piece
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Large Antique Gold Ring With Agate Cameo, Germany ca. 1890
Large Antique Gold Ring With Agate Cameo, Germany ca. 1890
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The journey into the past has retained its appeal right up to our present day. Time and again, artists and designers have been dealing with the fashions and forms of bygone eras: Not only postmodernism lived from the recourse to antiquity, but also Picasso loved the classical period and Vivienne Westwoods the splendour of the Baroque. In the 19th century, enthusiasm for the past was even greater. People of the time associated gang concrete characteristics with the different artistic styles of their ancestors. For the castles of the nobility, they used the Baroque and Rococo styles to express splendour and grandeur. Churches liked to be built in the Gothic style, since the Middle Ages were considered a particularly devout era - and the bourgeoisie was particularly fond of the Renaissance period. This epoch of free cities with its government of free citizens, rich merchants and patrons of the arts, such as the Fuggers in Augsburg or the Medici in Florence, exerted a special attraction on the aspiring class of merchants and factory owners of the 19th century. They recognized themselves and their desire for participation and importance in the state in the personalities of the past, had themselves painted in the style of the past and also bought jewellery in the style of the Renaissance. This beautiful gold ring from around 1890 shows off that style, presenting a cameo of two-tone agate. The hardstone is oval shaped and features the portrait of an early 16th century style burgess with her hair pinned up, drop earrings and a robe with trussed ribbons. A plain setting, adorned with small gold beads around the sides, is made of 14-karat gold, like the delicate ring band, and holds the stone cut. The large ring with its proud citizen of the Dürer period came to us from western Germany and is excellently preserved!
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For centuries, possessing ancient cameos and gems was an aspiration of almost all major collections, from the Green Vault in Dresden to the treasury of Rudolf II to large private collections such as that of Baron Stosch in later times. The 18th and 19th centuries produced numerous large imprint collections of ancient sealstones and cameos, which were able to represent the ancient imagery of glyptic almost in its entirety. Due to the great travels undertaken by young nobles and wealthy citizens during this period, the use of cameos and cameos changed in the early 19th century to larger forms of jewelry, which, cut in stone, shell or Vesuvius lava, were classic and sought-after souvenirs from Italy.
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Large Antique Gold Ring With Agate Cameo, Germany ca. 1890
A Journey Into The Past
€ 980.00 *
Content 1 piece
Unit price €980.00 / piece
Incl. VAT, Shipping
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