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Luxurious simplicity - Silent grandeur

Large Gold Ring with Hardstone Cameo, Germany ca. 1900


€ 590.00 *
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Unit price €590.00 / piece
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Large Gold Ring with Hardstone Cameo, Germany ca. 1900
Large Gold Ring with Hardstone Cameo, Germany ca. 1900
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Before today, we associate jewelry with cameos and cameos especially with the 19th century and the stylistic epoch of classicism, because in the years around 1800, classical antiquity was the model for many genres of the fine arts. At the latest since Winckelmann's paradigm of "luxurious simplicity and quiet grandeur" when viewing the Laocoon group in Rome, the pictorial inventions of Greek and Roman antiquity were stylistically influential in the European arts of the following period. Since then, the taste for the classical has been indispensable, and this ring from the years around 1900 is a fine example. The large ring was created in turn-of-the-century Germany and features a young lady in a garment familiar to us from depictions of ancient sculpture called a peblos. Her hair is loose and curly and she is looking pensively to the left. It is not possible to determine exactly who is depicted here; presumably the depiction goes back to a copperplate engraving that was on display in the workshop that executed the work. While cameos with classical motifs were cut in those years in Italy mainly in soft materials, such as shell, coral or limestone, which was marketed as "lava of Vesuvius", the gem cutters in the Hunsrück were particularly specialized in cameos in agate. Even today, Idar-Oberstein is the German center of gemstone processing and one of the most important trading points for gemstones in Europe. The highly oval cameo in this ring was almost certainly cut in Idar. White, the profile portrait stands out against its matte red background, and a plain gold setting with a narrow rail makes the agate cameo wearable. To us found the piece of jewelry here in Berlin.
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Large Gold Ring with Hardstone Cameo, Germany ca. 1900
Luxurious simplicity - Silent grandeur
€ 590.00 *
Content 1 piece
Unit price €590.00 / piece
Incl. VAT, Shipping

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