Antique Intaglio Ring by Castillani
Castillani antique 18K gold and intaglio ring. The 19th century was characterized by a renewed interest in ancient and classical art, this ring centers a carnelian intaglio of very fine workmanship. Fortunato Pio Castellani, a leading Italian jeweler, responded to this trend by producing what he termed as ‘Italian archaeological jewellery’. Fortunate Pio Castellani, and his sons, was one of the most popular jewelers in the 19th century, supplying both royalty and the aristocracy. The well executed ring is signed on the shank by Castellani's hallmark - 2 interlocking C's. Rings from this 19th century master are particularly difficult to find and this ring is particularly rare as it holds a fine carving which probably dates to an earlier time. Our jewelry is available for immediate shipments, gift wrapped.