Wilson's Estate Jewelry
Victorian 14 Karat Rose Gold Mixed Metal Lao Tzu Boy & Ox Shakudo Ring
- Centering a round, patinaed shakudō plate with a raised depiction of a boy riding an ox
- With gold and silver appliqué details and textured fur
- Bezel set in a polished gold surround and completed by a satin finish on the shank
- Referencing Lao Tzu and the Tao Te Ching, symbolic of transcendence
- Maker's mark for Humbert & Son
- Stamped 14k for 14 karat gold
- Circa: 1860s
- Ring Size: 8 & sizable
- Measures: 35.0 mm wide and sits 7.5 mm high
- Total weight: 16.3 grams
- Unusual. Meaningful. Artistic.
Shakudō is the Japanese art of alloying gold and copper as a patinaed plate. Often set in gold and depicts a story captured in metal. Pieces became popular and collected with fascination throughout Europe in the mid-nineteenth century.
Stock Number: We-2858