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Neoclassical Gold Ring, Labradorite Hercules & Peridots
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Description
**Originally Listed At $400**

Western Europe, Neoclassical Period, ca. 18th to early 19th century CE. A stunning ring composed of 63 to 64.5% gold (equivalent to 15K+) with a gorgeous opalescent labradorite sculpture depicting the head of Roman Hercules (Greek Herakles), one of the most famous deities in Classical history. The three-dimensional head of Hercules presents with a bushy beard and a stern facial expression, 2 faceted peridots are set into his eyes, and 2 into the eyes of the Nemean Lion pelt he wears atop his head. The back of the protruding face is set within the rectangular bezel of the ring which below features a tapered base and a thin shank. Size (ring): 0.8" W x 1.3" H (2 cm x 3.3 cm); (Hercules): 0.75" L x 0.6" W (1.9 cm x 1.5 cm); quality of gold: 63% to 64.5% (equivalent to 15K+); total weight: 10.8 grams; US ring size: 9.75

Provenance: East Coast collection, New York Gallery, New York City, New York, USA, acquired before 2010

All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back.

A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to recent increases of shipments being seized by Australian & German customs (even for items with pre-UNESCO provenance), we will no longer ship most antiquities and ancient Chinese art to Australia & Germany. For categories of items that are acceptable to ship to Australia or Germany, please contact us directly or work with your local customs brokerage firm.

Display stands not described as included/custom in the item description are for photography purposes only and will not be included with the item upon shipping.

#157754
Condition
Wearable as shown. Minor nicks, abrasions, and loosening to Hercules sculpture within bezel, otherwise intact and very good. Nice preservation to Hercules details and great luster to labradorite and peridots.
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Neoclassical Gold Ring, Labradorite Hercules & Peridots

Estimate $800 - $1,200
Oct 14
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Sold for $950
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Est. $800 - $1,200Starting Price $250
CLEARANCE | Ancient & Ethnographic Art
Thu, Oct 14, 2021 10:00 AM EDT
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Description
...
**Originally Listed At $400**

Western Europe, Neoclassical Period, ca. 18th to early 19th century CE. A stunning ring composed of 63 to 64.5% gold (equivalent to 15K+) with a gorgeous opalescent labradorite sculpture depicting the head of Roman Hercules (Greek Herakles), one of the most famous deities in Classical history. The three-dimensional head of Hercules presents with a bushy beard and a stern facial expression, 2 faceted peridots are set into his eyes, and 2 into the eyes of the Nemean Lion pelt he wears atop his head. The back of the protruding face is set within the rectangular bezel of the ring which below features a tapered base and a thin shank. Size (ring): 0.8" W x 1.3" H (2 cm x 3.3 cm); (Hercules): 0.75" L x 0.6" W (1.9 cm x 1.5 cm); quality of gold: 63% to 64.5% (equivalent to 15K+); total weight: 10.8 grams; US ring size: 9.75

Provenance: East Coast collection, New York Gallery, New York City, New York, USA, acquired before 2010

All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back.

A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to recent increases of shipments being seized by Australian & German customs (even for items with pre-UNESCO provenance), we will no longer ship most antiquities and ancient Chinese art to Australia & Germany. For categories of items that are acceptable to ship to Australia or Germany, please contact us directly or work with your local customs brokerage firm.

Display stands not described as included/custom in the item description are for photography purposes only and will not be included with the item upon shipping.

#157754
Condition
...
Wearable as shown. Minor nicks, abrasions, and loosening to Hercules sculpture within bezel, otherwise intact and very good. Nice preservation to Hercules details and great luster to labradorite and peridots.

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