A unique antique Chinese optical illusion sterling silver double fish ring. Double fish symbolise good luck and protection in Buddhist culture and represent yin and yang so perhaps this is a ring with a hidden meaning!
This marquise shaped ring is crafted out of sterling silver in an incredible design that forms a very clever optical illusion. When viewed vertically it looks like an intricately engraved silver ring set in paste (glass) diamonds and jade. When the ring is turned onto its side a pair of superbly detailed fish (back to back, with one flipped over) gradually appear to you.
Hailing from the Art Deco era, the ring is very well made and high quality with bright cut engraving and the glass stones bead set. It has a raised stepped gallery that elevates the ring off the finger and creates a curved profile when viewed from the side and it provides wonderful finger coverage
A one of a kind statement ring, if you're a collector of quirky antique jewellery or just love unique conversation pieces then this may be one for you!
MATERIALS: sterling silver, acid tested
MEASUREMENTS: face measures 1-1/4" (3.4cm) tall, 5/8" (2cm) wide. The band is 4mm wide
RING SIZE: UK Q-1/2, US 8-1/4
WEIGHT: 16 grams
HALLMARKS: none (acid tested)
DATE: circa 1920, Art Deco
CONDITION: in excellent antique condition with light wear, please see photos, dark spots are camera shadow
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Materials: Sterling Silver, Glass.