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Victorian Faience Frog Mizpah Ring

$1,600

Jewelry inscribed with “mizpah” (an emotional bond between people who have been separated from one another) was very popular in the Victorian and Edwardian eras. The Biblical word was used to express their connection to the departed as well as the living. This highly unusual variation of the style features the word “Mizpah” in raised letters along the back of the hoop and a faience frog set at the head. As was typical for this style of ceramic bead, a hieroglyph is inscribed on the back which may have been used as an impression seal. In Ancient Egypt, the frog appears as symbol of fertility, water and renewal. Clearly a custom job. British hallmarks.

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  • Materials

    18k gold (marked), faience

  • Age

    London hallmarks for 1884

  • Condition

    Very good

  • Size

    6, cannot be resized; 9.5mm head, 5mm shank

Victorian

Aboutthe

VictorianEra

18371901

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.