Throughout time, anchors have traditionally been seen as a symbol of hope. Sometimes it represents a general faith that all will be well through divine will and sometimes it is a more specific wish for the welfare of someone away at sea. This gorgeous cameo ring is not only full of hope, but also has a little bit of lady luck on its side.
Designed by Josiah Wedgwood in 1770 in his iconic blue and white jasperware -- an unglazed, matte stoneware -- this striking ring features the Greek goddess of luck and fortune, Tyche, leaning upon the anchor of hope.
The cameo itself is set in a lovely sterling silver Art Nouveau setting with a wonderfully detailed floral motif on the sides.
The ring is marked silver and the cameo is signed with the serif version of the Wedgwood mark and what looks like the letter O, which would date this piece to around 1912.
Height: 1 3/16"
Size: 5 3/4
Marked: Silver, Wedgwood, O
Condition: Very Good
Silver has light surface scratches consistent with age and use. Does not detract. Priced accordingly.