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Antique Ring With Coral Comeo Of Goddess Flora In Gold, Italy Circa 1875

Now the beautiful spring begins and everything starts to bloom anew - this antique ring fits wonderfully to this special season. After all, with a wonderful cameo, it presents us the goddess Flora, who was the goddess of spring and flowers in classical antiquity. Gem jewelry was especially popular in the second half of the 19th century. Almost every lady of society called carved works their own, on which were depicted mainly mythological motifs of antiquity. People loved the great figures of history, and so many philosophers and emperors, but also goddesses and gods can be found on the rings and brooches of this generation. Our ring also belongs to this environment and presents such a cameo made of finely cut Mediterranean coral. The region around the Gulf of Naples, in particular, specialized in the art of gem carving and produced a variety of beautiful cameos and cameos that were exported worldwide. Our flora, too, was most likely created at the foot of Mount Vesuvius and inspires with the great craftsmanship with which the detailed and sculptural cut was executed. The goddess is rendered en face; we recognize her by the characteristic flower adornment in her hair. An elaborate setting of gold frames the oval coral cut and a sturdy rail makes it wearable as a ring. A wonderful piece of jewelry, a fine carving from around 1875 with a truly springtime motif!

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