This antique glass intaglio has been mounted in
a modern 18 karat gold ring.
From the Renaissance onward, there was a
pasion in Europe for the cultures of ancient
Greece and Rome. In the later 18th century, this
movement culminated in the neoclassic style,
where the tastes of those vanished civilizations
were echoed in art, furniture, clothing and
jewelry. This masterufl gem was carved in a
manner that exactly evokes the artistry of the
Classical world, and may originally have passed
as a genuine antiquity. In a timeless setting of
modern gold, it is a splendid reminder of an
undying fascination with the past.