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Georgian “Fides Telum” Intaglio Ring


In carnelian, an intaglio wax seal depicting a scene of a woman in bodice and drapery looking up and pointing toward the heavens with God’s rays shining down. She stands beside an urn and plinth, her hand rests on a large oval personal insignia with the initials WT (or TW) and the motto “Fides Telum,” or, “The impelling power of faith.” Beneath the insignia, a memento mori skull. An exquisite carving that was likely housed in a fob and later remounted as a ring.


  • Materials

    10k gold (tests), carnelian

  • Age

    c. 1800 intaglio in a later gold mounting

  • Condition

    Very good

  • Size

    6.5, can be resized; 1" x 3/4" head, 6.2mm shank

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Antiques can be returned unworn and in original condition within 10 days of delivery for an exchange or refund minus the cost of shipping. Once a piece has been altered, including ring re-sizing, it is FINAL SALE.