A gold cornelian intaglio ouroboros ring,
possibly Roman, with a carved cornelian intaglio depicting a lady in profile, Roman set in a landscape position, to a domed back setting. An incised snake to each outer edge, with a head to each shoulder, indistinct. Scrolled detail shoulders and a round section shank. Head 15.00 x 12.60mm, 4.00g.
Finger size O approximately, not round
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Sold for £920
Mixed carat testing - possibly due to the radars - 18ct predominantly, 18-20ct in places.
Noticeable scratches and marks.
Surface wear to the intaglio.
A dent and worn hole to one spot of the dome back setting.
Backing material visible.
Shank split in areas.
Possible history of surface repairs to setting, shoulders and shank.
Lots 3, 4, 6, 7
From the private collection of Cecil Delisle Burns, who trained for the priesthood at the College Inglese, Via di Monserrato Rome, from 1901. 'My paternal Grandfather Cecil Delisle Burns trained for the priesthood at the College Inglese, via Monserrato Rome, from 1901. Having completed his training, he returned to England to await a Diocese, he was offered the Diocese of Brentford. However, he and several others within the Catholic Church were seen as Modernist influences and were effectively hounded out of the Church because of their refusal to conform to what they saw as outdated practices'. Thence by descent.
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