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Germany, 1870

Extensive sample book with a rich assortment of highly detailed, original designs for the most sophisticated rings using a variety of materials: gold, silver, brass, copper, pearls, precious and semi-precious stones such as ones such as Jasper, Opals , Garnet, diamonds and more.

The rings are usually shown laid flat but often also in the profile to detail the construction and the dimensions. There are many unusual and rare designs as well as the popular stars, heart shapes, skulls and zodiac signs. There are also many pencil inscriptions with details of size, weight and stone., for example '25/14 garnet 14, pearl 8, for turquoise No. 25/15, opal 25/16, flexible'. A great source of inspiration for a master jeweller or goldsmith.



2 vols. one vol. landscape 4to (24.5 x 32.5 cm) and one vol. portrait 4to (32.5 x 24.5 cm); 2200 original designs of rings in pencil and pen , all with their catalogue number either in ink or pencil, some t inscriptions in pencil; the landscape album contains about 1000 designs on 54 pages (usually 20 per page, model numbers 2208-2845 and 1-355), in pencil , including some unfinished designs, some drawn with black ink, ( 20 blank pages at rear), the portrait album with a further 1200 designs on 138 pages (mostly 8 per album page, often on both sides, model numbers 4000-5199; both vols bound in contemporary black morocco backed patterned boards, some wear and tear to the extremities; both with brown paper labels with ink numbers; overall a very good example of an unusual jewellery catalogue.


Stock ID:100773

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