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antique Art Nouveau / Arts and Crafts silver and jasper Ring

on Jan 14, 2020 in archived

Fabulous old sterling silver ring that straddles the divide between Art Nouveau and Arts and Crafts with its foliate setting and the floral detail in its gallery, this piece is so tactile and such a visual treat! It’s not just the silver-work and the patina enhancing its detail that puts this ring above the… mundane masses, it is also the richness and sensuality of its polished stone – a jasper, I believe. Blues, milky grays and rust browns swirl, twist and turn in that amazing stone bringing to mind overcast, stormy seas…

 

Size/Weight: sz 6.5 US (yet easily resizable by your jeweler); face is 15/16″ NS by 3/4″ EW; rises approx. 1/2″ above the finger when worn; 6.7 grams

Hallmarks / Date: marked “STERLING” on the side of the shank, close to where it meets the gallery (you can see it in the photo of the ring showing its back); 1900-1920s

Condition: excellent vintage with a stunning, lusciously colored, big stone, fantastic silver-work and patina, no damage and no repairs noted though it might have been re-sized at some point in its life

Inv.#14884

 

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