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Romance and authenticity! This rare antique ring dated 1850-1870 from France in 18kt yellow gold featuring a detailed stork holding a huge natural baroque pearl in claws. Bird masterfully engraved in silver, embellished with gold accents on the beak, claws, wings and tail. One big baroque pearl used as the jar that the stork is holding, one seed pearl at the outside of the bottom of the "jar". Two little cabochon cut stones, one onyx and one turquoise. The ring is hallmarked with the French control mark for 18K gold representing an eagle's head that was in use in France from about 1838. We couldn't find any hallmarks on the stork. Source of inspiration: Aesop's fable- ‘The fox and the stork’.

It is almost certain that this piece of art started as a decoration for another, even more, impressive piece. The way the ring to hold it, looks rather simple on first sight but we fully understand and support the way of thinking of the goldsmith who made it. It respects the original piece of art by a master goldsmith and does not alter it in any way. That is why we decided to offer it in the same manner as we found it.

Because of the level of craftmanship, we think that this could have been made by the house Froment-Meurice. Émile Froment-Meurice (1837-1913). A Parisian goldsmith and jeweller, the son of Francois-Désiré-Meurice, who succeeded to his father's business that had been carried on after his death by the widow. His work continued in the Romantic style until c. 1900 when he experimented in art nouveau styles. He made some pieces decorated in Niello.

Dimensions: 3.72 cm (1.46 inch)

Weight: 17.30 gram

Ring size Continental: 54 & 17¼ , Size US 6¾ , Size UK: N (free re-sizing)

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30% Off Winter Sale French Antique Ring yellow gold silver baroque pearl stork bird Aesops fable


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  • Vintage item from the 1800s
  • Materials: Silver, Turquoise, Onyx, Pearl, 18kt Yellow Gold, june birthstone
  • Ships worldwide from Belgium
  • Feedback: 74 reviews
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