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1800-1870 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

This ring is set with a stag's tooth on the bezel. Jewellery set with Hirschgrandln (deer's teeth) was very popular as a hunting souvenir throughout the Alpine region in the 19th century, and is still being made today. Prince Albert may have taken the idea to Britain when he married Queen Victoria, who had many of her children's teeth set as jewellery.

This ring, which carries the silver mark of Passau, is typical of traditional rings from Bavaria.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Silver set with a stag's tooth
Brief Description
Heavy silver ring set with a stag's tooth bezel, South Germany, 1800-1870.
Physical Description
Heavy silver ring with cast pierced shoulders holding a triangular bezel set with a stag's tooth. The back of the shank is decorated with diagonal lines.
Dimensions
  • Length: 2.6cm
  • Width: 2.5cm
  • Depth: 1.9cm
Marks and Inscriptions
Worn mark of lion rampant facing left in oval frame. (On inside back of shank.)
Summary
This ring is set with a stag's tooth on the bezel. Jewellery set with Hirschgrandln (deer's teeth) was very popular as a hunting souvenir throughout the Alpine region in the 19th century, and is still being made today. Prince Albert may have taken the idea to Britain when he married Queen Victoria, who had many of her children's teeth set as jewellery.



This ring, which carries the silver mark of Passau, is typical of traditional rings from Bavaria.
Collection
Accession Number
173-1872

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record createdJune 24, 2009
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