Silver Ring set with Carnelian & with Pendant Silver Bells
early 20th century
ring size (US): 7.75, ring size (UK): P, weight: 26g
This unusual ring is of silver. The hoop is decorated with applied twisted wire filigree work and applied silver plaques. The bezel is set with a flat red carnelian or agate and is embellished with four attached rings each with two silver bells (so eight pendant bells in total.)
A related example is illustrated in van Cutsem (2000, p. 99).
The ting is in an excellent, wearable condition.
van Cutsem, A., A World of Rings: Africa, Asia, America, Skira, 2000.
private collection, UK.
Inventory no.: 3960