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Eighteenth century Blackamore ring

Late eighteenth century carved black onyx and diamonds \"blackamore\" ring. All original with the cameo and diamonds set into silver and the shank in gold. As the slave trade expanded in the seventeenth century some black slaves were brought over into European Grand Houses to be used as domestic servants. Soon they appear in paintings , sculpture, and in various detail in the decorative arts. They represent the mysterious \"Orient\" , the exotic, or just as a show of wealth and \"sophistication\". Diameter of bezel including diamond settings: 14 mm Diameter of cameo :10 mm Ring size : \"J\" + 1/2 = US \"5\" + 1/4

Eighteenth century Blackamore ring

Period: 18th Century | Category: Fine Jewellery
Price: £POA Currency Converter
Offered by: P & R Szuhay

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Medieval agate amulet

Small medieval agate amulet of a carved bearded male head. The top of the head dress forms part of a loop to facilitate wearing the amulet on a chain or, silk cord. It could be late Saxon, or Viking. Size 13.5 mm

Medieval agate amulet

Period: 10th-15th Century AD | Category: Fine Jewellery
Price: £POA Currency Converter
Offered by: P & R Szuhay

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