Antique Sterling Silver Dish Ring by Edmund Johnson 1895
|Diameter:||7.9 inches||Height:||4.5 inches|
AFTER SEARCHING LONG AND HARD FOR A PIECE SIMILAR TO THIS I FOUND ONE IN THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART. THE DIFFERENCE IS THAT THE ONE IN THIS LISTING IS ABOUT 10 YEARS OLDER. THE OTHER DISH RING CAN BE FOUND ON THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART WEBSITE UNDER EDMOND JOHNSON
This is an extremely beautiful dish ring crafted by Edmund Johnson
Edmond Johnson was a silversmith working in the late 19th century and early 20th century, based in the Grafton Street and Wicklow street areas. In 1879 he started restoration work on the Ardagh Chalice and was later given permission to make copies of it and other objects. The replicas were much sought after. He was most recognized for making the Liam McCarthy Hurling Cup in 1921.
1) “EJ” – This is Edmund Johnson’s makers mark
2) Second hallmark from the left side is the Assay office mark of Dublin which was established in 1637 to supervise the assaying of all gold and silver throughout the whole kingdom of Ireland.
3) “The Harp Crowned” is the fineness mark that was applied to 22 carat gold and sterling silver.
4) “Z” Date letter which dates this piece to the year 1895
Very good overall condition considering it’s age. Similarly to the dish ring in the Metropolitan Museum, it is missing the bowl which is very normal since not many dish ring bowls from this era have survived.
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