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About the object
A magnificent example of the finest Parisian jewellers art from the 1900's probably by René Lalique or Louis Aucoc in gold, plique-à-jour enamel & diamond.
The stunning Japonism influenced design incorporates a sprig of flowering yew encompassed by a diamond studded C-scroll & set with a transitional brilliant cut 3.5 carat fancy champagne diamond, SI purity.
The significance of the yew as a protector & token of the eternal has existed for over three thousand years & even to the present day has a powerful role in pharmacology.
The extremely fine design & workmanship is typical of a René Lalique / Louis Aucoc creation.
This ring is probably unique, a one off commissioned jewel.
Gold, Plique-à-jour Enamel & Diamond
H 3.50 cm | W 1.70 cm
Origin: France, c. 1900
Unmarked, mark almost certainly lost when ring was resized in the past.
Ring Size: |UK: M| |US: 6.25| |EU: 52.5| |Asia: 12|
Condition: Very good
Weight: 10.30 Grams
Literature: cf. Dragonflies and Pinecone Diamond Ring. Rene Lalique. Circa 1904. Diamond, gold, enamel. (Source: sothebys.com)
Louis Aucoc 'Yew leaf & floral jewel' The Paris Salons 1895-1914, Jewellery, Alastair Duncan, 1994, Vol 1, The Designers A-K, p.43