Story

The mythical monster beast Chimera is perhaps one of the perfect archetypal images that the Art Nouveau movement could incorporate into its aesthetics. The love of expressive curves with tensed energies (such as the whiplash) and writhing forms all lead to an underlying sense of the veiled sinister world of instinct.

Powerful in its symbolism of courage, strength and resilience, the lion head of the Chimera focuses the power of its dynamism through garnet cabochon eyes. Within the grasp of powerful jaws an old European cut diamond of about .10 carats is gripped with four great canines in the style of a four prong setting. Scrolling side details mingling amidst pierced and open 10k gold work all add to the force of movement of this period Art Nouveau ring.

Item 12146

Art Nouveau Bejeweled Chimera Ring

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Measurements: 9/16 of an inch (1.5 cm) in width north to south on the hand by 1/2 of an inch (1.2 cm) in length east to west. Weight of 5.0 grams (3.2 dwt).

Ring Size: US 6-1/2 (UK M-1/4; Euro 17, 53.5 mm) and can be sized to fit almost any hand. Ring sizing information.

Hallmarks: Engraved to the interior in Italic script “W.M.G. to P.J.M.”.

Condition: Very good; a bit of softening to side details on shank and to top of face; light wear to the garnet eyes. All commensurate with age and use.

Date: Circa 1910

Note: All diamond weights are approximate as the stones have not been removed in order to preserve the integrity of the setting.

Story

The mythical monster beast Chimera is perhaps one of the perfect archetypal images that the Art Nouveau movement could incorporate into its aesthetics. The love of expressive curves with tensed energies (such as the whiplash) and writhing forms all lead to an underlying sense of the veiled sinister world of instinct.

Powerful in its symbolism of courage, strength and resilience, the lion head of the Chimera focuses the power of its dynamism through garnet cabochon eyes. Within the grasp of powerful jaws an old European cut diamond of about .10 carats is gripped with four great canines in the style of a four prong setting. Scrolling side details mingling amidst pierced and open 10k gold work all add to the force of movement of this period Art Nouveau ring.

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