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Leda and the Swan Intaglio Ring, 18th Century
Leda and the Swan Intaglio Ring, 18th Century
Leda and the Swan Intaglio Ring, 18th Century
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Leda and the Swan Intaglio Ring, 18th Century

  • This rare 18th-century ring features a chalcedony intaglio bezel-set in 18K rose gold and silver
  • This chalcedony intaglio depicts the story of Leda and the Swan from Greek Mythology
  • The opposite of the cameo technique, intaglio incises a design into a material
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$17,850
Item No. 31-6624

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This beautiful and rare 18th-century ring features a chalcedony intaglio bezel-set in an 18K rose gold and silver setting. The ring expertly displays one of antiquity's most beloved stories with refined craftsmanship that is seldom seen. The opposite of the cameo technique, intaglio incises a design into a material rather than carving a relief. This chalcedony intaglio shows Leda embracing the Swan with an egg and the pair's twin sons appearing just below the embracing. . .
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This beautiful and rare 18th-century ring features a chalcedony intaglio bezel-set in an 18K rose gold and silver setting. The ring expertly displays one of antiquity's most beloved stories with refined craftsmanship that is seldom seen. The opposite of the cameo technique, intaglio incises a design into a material rather than carving a relief. This chalcedony intaglio shows Leda embracing the Swan with an egg and the pair's twin sons appearing just below the embracing couple.

This popular tale in Greek mythology tells the story of Leda, a mortal woman and queen of Sparta who caught the eye of Zeus, king of the gods. Zeus disguised himself as a swan to seduce Leda, resulting in Leda giving birth to an egg that hatched the pair's twin sons.

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Leda and the Swan Intaglio Ring, 18th Century
Period: 18th Century
Type: Rings
Leda and the Swan Intaglio Ring, 18th Century
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