Victorian Verge Fusee Giardinetti Ring 1800s
A beautiful steampunk divine rules in this verge fusee pocket watch escapement giardinetti style ring from the Georgian period, circa early 1800s. The ring, assembled in the 1800s, features a gold gilded watch balance cock bearing ornate chase work with a foliate designs. A jewelry fad of the Victorian era involved the making of items from the wheel caps of old watches, called Watch Cocks or escapements. These round, flat pieces of the chase-work fittings came from inside antique watches and are highly ornamental. Once removed from the watch, they were connected by "o" rings and made into bracelets, necklaces, brooches, and earrings. A special find to have a ring!
Materials: Gold Gild
Size: 6 US, M US
Measurements: The face of the ring measures 7/8 inch tall
Condition: Very good with the chasing crisp showing off the design.