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Irish Sterling Silver Potato Ring / Dish Ring - Antique 1932


An exceptional, fine and impressive antique Irish sterling silver and blue glass potato ring / dish ring; an addition to our ornamental silverware collection

SKU C8054

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

Date: 1932

This antique potato ring is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and is in exceptional condition.

The pierced, chased and embossed decoration is all very sharp.

The original glass dish is in perfect condition.

Full hallmarks struck to the rim of the base are all very clear; the hallmarks are struck deeply due to the exceptional gauge of silver.

Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this example of antique silverware.

Height 10.7cm/4.21"

Diameter of rim 17.7cm/6.97"

Diameter of base 20.5cm/8.07"

14.4 troy ounces/447.3g (excluding glass liner)

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