Spectacular Antique Art Nouveau Silver Ring c 1900
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All Items: Archives: Estate Jewelry: Silver: Art Nouveau: Pre 1910: item # 1037939
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Stunningly sculptural, this wonderful ring combines the flowing curves and organic floral forms of Art Nouveau with a hint of Arts & Crafts influence, evident in the simplicity of its layered openwork construction. It's fascinating when those design currents intersect, as they sometimes did around a hundred years ago.
The ring's face measures a knuckle-covering inch in each direction, so this is a jewel that can't possibly be overlooked. Its material is obviously silver, rich with time's patina. That the metal is unmarked suggests American origin, since silver hallmarks weren't required here until shortly before World War I. If you prefer a brighter finish, I hope you'll just polish the high points with a jeweler's cloth and leave the patinated depths dark for drama. Condition is superb, provenance is a Texas estate and current size is about a US 5.5. It appears to have been resized once before, so can easily be altered again at the same junction.
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