A Fish In A Shield

Antique Gold & Hardstone Ring, Germany Circa 1890

This ring was probably made in Germany in the late 19th century, as indicated by the small hallmark inside the ring band. The ornamented gold setting carries a two-coloured layer stone in octagonal form. The stone has a white face on a carnelian red ground and shows a large coat of arms. The elaborate coat of arms is carved as a cameo into this stone: We see an escutcheon with a jumping fish in sweeping crests under a crowned knight's helmet. The helmet is decorated with a man with outstretched arms holding a sword and a fish. It is possible that this is a coat of arms ring of the Fischer family. The ring can be worn effectively by both ladies and gentlemen. It found its way to us in Minden, it is beautifully preserved except for a few losses in the relief and convinces with its elegant materials and good workmanship.

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