Art Nouveau 14kt Repousse Signet Ring with Fox & Bird Motif
A signet ring can be represented by a smooth or engraved seal, or with an intaglio, which is created by carving into the surface of a stone. Its purpose would have been to seal the wax of a letter or note.
A stunning gold signet ring from the Art Nouveau (ca1910s) era! Made of vibrant 14kt yellow gold, the ring has a large oval-shaped face with a smooth center. On each side of the signet is a fantastic and intricate repousse design. The motif is represented by an open winged bird in flight on one side, and a fox head on the other side. Both animals are set among what appears to be lush grass and cattails which flow beautifully around them. Set in the head of the fox is a single old Mine Cut diamond and the eyes are represented by 2 small garnet cabochon stones. The fox and bird hunting motif is unusual and lovely and the details are incredible. The inside of the piece is stamped "14K" on the back of the signet, along with a small triangle hallmark. This incredible ring is simply stunning and would look wonderful worn by a woman or a man!
Measurements: The ring has a large finger size of 7.75 but could easily be resized.
Condition: The overall condition of the ring is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the gold setting or repousse design, and all of the stones are intact.