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Georgian “Bon Soir” Tassie Intaglio Ring


Intaglios - images or words carved into stone - were very popular in the early 19th century. They were decoratively worn on rings and watch fobs, but also served as a signature seal on letters and legal documents. The advent of the postage stamp in 1840 virtually eliminated the need for the wax seal, so the necessity and popularity of the intaglio began to wane. This piece was likely converted from a seal fob into a ring (not by us), the white tassie (aka glass) seal features the words “Bon Soir” arced over a lit candle that is about to be snuffed out. 


  • Materials

    10k gold (tests), glass

  • Age

    c. 1800

  • Condition

    Very good - likely converted from a fob into a ring; mark on the shank from a previous resizing

  • Size

    11.25, can be resized; 1/2" x 5/8" head, 2.3mm shank

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please note:Terms of Sale

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.