Circa 1960. An absolutely incredible 18k gold ‘MEDUSA’ ring by Nino D’Antonio Germano. Germano is one of the greatest 20th century artists from Italy who worked primarily as a sculptor and painter, and created small amounts of important jewelry. He was born in 1926 as a member of the Alfonsi family, who were prominent jewelers in Rome. He followed in the tradition of artist jewelers first epitomized by Benvenuto Cellini in the 16th century, and focused on classical themes as his inspiration, often featuring ancient Greek and Roman mythological figures. Germano’s work was created in the transitional lost wax/cire-perdue method, which involved the destruction of the original wax sculpture. Each piece was hand-sculpted, and the mold could only be used a limited number of times, which resulted in each of the jewels being more unique and exclusive. Here we are introducing a rare textbook example of his piece, the Medusa ring. This ring is heavy (16.86 grams), and fully signed by the artist inside. Marked 750 for 18k gold at outer center in addition to the number for this ring. The ring is in great condition with the beautiful rich patina.
US Size: Fits like 9
Head/Center: Approximately 14mm N-S