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Rare Late Medieval Renaissance French Gold Repousse Wedding Ring Sz 7.5

Rare Late Medieval Renaissance French Gold Repousse Wedding Ring Sz 7.5
Rare Late Medieval Renaissance French Gold Repousse Wedding Ring Sz 7.5
Rare Late Medieval Renaissance French Gold Repousse Wedding Ring Sz 7.5
Rare Late Medieval Renaissance French Gold Repousse Wedding Ring Sz 7.5
Rare Late Medieval Renaissance French Gold Repousse Wedding Ring Sz 7.5
Rare Late Medieval Renaissance French Gold Repousse Wedding Ring Sz 7.5
Rare Late Medieval Renaissance French Gold Repousse Wedding Ring Sz 7.5
Rare Late Medieval Renaissance French Gold Repousse Wedding Ring Sz 7.5
Rare Late Medieval Renaissance French Gold Repousse Wedding Ring Sz 7.5
Rare Late Medieval Renaissance French Gold Repousse Wedding Ring Sz 7.5

Rare Late Medieval Renaissance French Gold Repousse Wedding Ring Sz 7.5   Rare Late Medieval Renaissance French Gold Repousse Wedding Ring Sz 7.5
Rare antique Late Medieval/Early Renaissance (14th/15th century) signet or wedding ring with etched floral design on signet platform and floral repousse on side supported/underlain by a hard black/brown wax customarily used for rings predating 18th century. There is wear evident on inside of band, not unusual for a ring of this age.

Such rings were generally made of high karat gold (18-24K) in a thin veneer over a sturdier base of wax and/or metal. We make no guarantee of gold purity in this case however as due to the delicate condition of a ring of such age it has not been tested. There appears to be a piece of copper providing main supportive strength on the repousse parts and some of the floral relief may be showing the wax in a few places on outside as well. It appears the ring may have been repaired one or more times in past centuries.

This description is a forensic one at best. The shank was made of solid gold (of whatever purity as opposed to a veneer over wax) as it would receive the most wear. It is hallmarked on the outside (as was the custom) with three separate tiny stamps.

I believe them to be French, but I may be wrong as I do not have a reference as to stamps that far back in history. There is a letter "L" and two pictorial stamps, one appearing to be a fruit basket which was a French country mark possibly.

I have tried to capture them in several shots but still they are so tiny as to make it very difficult. Signet area 3/8" x 7/16". Ring is size 7.5 (large for the time). Antique condition as in photos. May have scuffs, scratches, patina, dings, bends or other types of wear from previous use, age and/or storage.

Please note: We will NOT cancel any paid order(s) unless. The item "Rare Late Medieval Renaissance French Gold Repousse Wedding Ring Sz 7.5" is in sale since Tuesday, October 29, 2019. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Georgian, Pre-1837". The seller is "bagabond99" and is located in Butler, Alabama. This item can be shipped worldwide.

  • Country/Region of Manufacture: France
  • Material: Wax
  • lot: No
  • Signed?: Unsigned
  • Metal Purity: Unknown
  • Metal: Yellow Gold


Rare Late Medieval Renaissance French Gold Repousse Wedding Ring Sz 7.5   Rare Late Medieval Renaissance French Gold Repousse Wedding Ring Sz 7.5