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Charles Ashbee Silver Napkin ring - Arts and Crafts
Reference: S1282
Period: Edward VII
Year: 1900
Silversmith: C. R. Ashbee
Place: London
Price: R 22 490.00
Weight: 40 grams
Dimensions: 4.9 cm diameter, 2.8 cm width
Condition: Excellent.

Description: An Arts and Crafts napkin ring set with 4 silver coins, by Charles Robert Ashbee, who was a major force behind the British Arts and Crafts movement. The napkin ring is hand beaten, and the rim has an attractive punched dot pattern. The 4 coins include: 1. Roman Denarius, 46BC, produced by the military mint travelling with Caesar in North Africa. Venus head on obverse, CAESAR, reverse has Aeneas holding his father Anchises on his shoulder, holding palladium in other hand. 2. Danish Krone (Christian IV), dated 1643 3. Danish Krone (Frederik III, brother of Christian IV), dated 1667 4. English shilling (George III), issued in 1787, with kings head in roman attire on obverse, 4 angular shields surrounding garter star, with crowns in angles of shields The hallmarks are very clear, including makers mark CRA in shaped shield. The napkin ring is in excellent condition, thanks to it being preserved in its original box (box is intact but in poor condition). We can only guess as to the origin of the napkin ring, perhaps made on commission for a coin collector, or to celebrate a marriage.
Charles Ashbee Silver Napkin ring - Arts and Crafts
Charles Ashbee Napkin Ring

Charles Ashbee Silver Napkin ring - Arts and Crafts
View from side

Charles Ashbee Silver Napkin ring - Arts and Crafts
Caesar Denarius

Charles Ashbee Silver Napkin ring - Arts and Crafts
Danish Krone

Charles Ashbee Silver Napkin ring - Arts and Crafts
English Shilling

Charles Ashbee Silver Napkin ring - Arts and Crafts
Back of Caesar Denarius

Charles Ashbee Silver Napkin ring - Arts and Crafts
Original Box

Charles Ashbee Silver Napkin ring - Arts and Crafts
Makers mark and hallmarks

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