This early, 19th century Chinese signet ring symbolizes good luck, prosperity, health and happiness. The lettering is in the ancient style so it was very difficult to translate. Gratitude goes to a friend who was kind enough to translate for me.
It has two characters. The one on the left is "good luck." The one on the right signifies richness/ wealth.
The ring is solid gold, 24 karat. It measure 7 US on the mandrill, but is closer to a 6 3/4 US because of the width.
It weighs 10.9 grams and is completely hand rendered. The interior is fully signed, but I am unable to decipher the writing.
The central motif is 10.6 mm North-South.
This is a rare and beautiful unisex ring.
For reference: George Frederick Kunz "Rings for the Fingers" page 92. Published in 1917 by J.B. Lippincott Company.
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