Danish tall ship intaglio ring

£650

A small Danish (?) signet ring inset with a nicolo intaglio of a sailing ship and motto 'ICK VAERENDE CAMP'. A nicolo intaglio is one where the top layer of the stone is milky white which is cut through to a dark layer beneath. The skill of the engraver in getting so much detail into this small size - the intaglio is about 3/8 inch: 10 mm across - is really remarkable. 'vaerende' is Danish for 'being' 'ick/ich' is usually 'I' but I can't find an English translation of 'camp' perhaps someone can? Finger size UK J: US 4 3/4 -tested as 14k