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


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