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Ring
  • Ring
    Jörgensson, Anton Jacob, born 1791 - died 1854
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Ring

  • Place of origin:

    Ystad (made)
    Herrestad (worn)

  • Date:

    1818-1854 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Jörgensson, Anton Jacob, born 1791 - died 1854 (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Stamped sheet silver

  • Museum number:

    471-1886

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Although traditional jewellery was worn throughout Sweden, and has a distinct Swedish character, there are marked differences between the different provinces. Skåne province, in the extreme south of Sweden, has the richest tradition, and more jewellery was worn there than in any other district. Almost all the Swedish traditional jewellery at the V&A comes from Skåne.

Swedish rings were usually made from a band of thin sheet silver. In Skåne, this band was often stamped with geometric or floral patterns, and was sometimes also decorated with coloured glass or pendants. These rings were generally given at marriage, but were part of the dowry wealth, not true wedding rings. The bride and groom did not exchange rings in Sweden until the late 19th century.

This ring comes from Skåne. It has the maker's mark AII. Anton Jacob Jörgensson was a silversmith who specialised in traditional jewellery in Ystad from 1818 to 1854.

Physical description

Ring made from thin sheet silver, widening at the front to form an oval bezel, with an overall stamped pattern. There is a small loop in the centre of the front, from which hangs a round disc of sheet silver, stamped with domes.

Place of Origin

Ystad (made)
Herrestad (worn)

Date

1818-1854 (made)

Artist/maker

Jörgensson, Anton Jacob, born 1791 - died 1854 (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Stamped sheet silver

Marks and inscriptions

'A I I' in rectangular frame.
Mark of Anton Jacob Jörgensson, of Ystad.
On outside, on the back of the shank.

Dimensions

height: 37 mm, width: 24 mm, depth: 29 mm

Descriptive line

Silver band ring with stamped decoration, Skåne (Sweden), 1818-1854.

Materials

Silver

Categories

Jewellery; Metalwork; Traditional jewellery (Europe)

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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