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ART NOUVEAU
Exotic Cockatrice Ring
Gold Synthetic Ruby
H: 1.9 cm (0.75 in) 
French, c.1900
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A depiction of a pair of Cockatrices fighting over a ruby 'egg'. Perhaps a visual pun on two admirers fighting over the same woman 'She's a ruby'. A very stylish design contemporary with, & with echoes of Laliques serpent pendant in the Hermitage. Unfortunately the maker's mark has been lost in sizing the ring in the past.
Ref: 6642