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Sterling Silver Dish Ring - Antique Victorian

Sterling Silver Dish Ring - Antique Victorian

An exceptional, fine and impressive antique Victorian English sterling silver dish ring; an addition to our ornamental silverware collection

SKU A5126


This exceptional antique Victorian sterling silver dish ring* has a circular waisted form.

The sterling silver body of the dish is embellished with impressive embossed and pierced scrolling foliate vine decoration accented with perched birds, all amidst grape clusters.

One side of the body incorporates a shaped cartouche embellished with the contemporary bright cut engraved crest** displaying a dexter hand holding a book proper above the motto 'Mens immota manet' - My mind remains immovable.

This antique dish ring is fitted with a removable blue glass liner.

* 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.

** This crest pertains to the Scottish Clan Meldrum of Crombie, Banffshire

Date: 1899

This antique dish ring is a very good gauge of silver and exceptional quality for its type, and in exceptional presentation condition.

Full hallmarks struck to the surface of the body are all very clear.

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

Diameter of rim 18.3cm/7.2"

Diameter of base 19.8cm/7.8"

Height 8.9cm/3.5"

12.2 troy ounces/380g (excluding glass liner)

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