Antique Silver Clasped Hands Ring
This early 19th century provincial silver ring honors an icon of antiquity. Clasped hands represent Concordia, the Roman goddess of agreement, understanding and marital harmony. This image also was used during the Middle Ages as a tribute to fidelity, either to a noble or to marriage. The artisan has managed to convey a real sense of unpretentious emotion to the all silver clasped hand—one that exudes a sincerity of purpose and true intention. Interior and side have indiscernible hallmarks; please refer to photos.
Measures ½ of an inch (1.3 cm) at the widest and tapers down to 3/16 of an inch (0.4 cm) at the back of the band. Weight of 3 grams. Currently a size US 11-1/4 (UK W; Euro 20.75, 65.75 cm) and can easily be modified to almost any size. In very good condition, this antique ring was more than likely fabricated for a man yet is suitable for a woman. Continental in origin.