This exceptional antique Irish sterling silver dish ring* has a circular waisted form.
The sterling silver body of the antique potato ring is embellished with impressive embossed, chased and pierced decoration incorporating cattle, structures and seated figures playing musical instruments, all amidst interlacing tree and scrolling leaf designs.
The decoration to the body features a shaped vacant cartouche encompassed with a leaf festoon design.
The flared upper and lower rims of the dish are encompassed with a leaf textured border.
This antique dish ring retains the original removable blue glass liner.
Such Irish examples with fine detailing are becoming increasingly difficult to locate and this is the finest of its type you could hope to acquire.
* The dish ring, also known as a potato ring, was introduced in the late 17th century and used to support a hot food dish on a table or sideboard; not only adding to the ornamentation but also protecting the surface against heat.
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Maker: T Weir & Sons