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Classical Antique Cassis Rufa 'Flora' Cameo Ring


Flora, her ringletted hair bedecked with floral tributes, is captured so skilfully in this antique shell cameo ring. The goddess of flowering plants and hence fertility and abundance is a fitting messenger for a green fingered lady. In very lovely condition all hand carved from Cassis Rufa shell (most likely in Italy so famous for this type of work) the cameo panel measures 2cm lengthwise. The substantial mount of 9ct gold is English made and shaped to the finger is very comfortable. It measures an 'O/7' in size, although this could be adjusted for free. We would think that this is an early 20th century piece but cannot date it accurately due to the absence of marks.