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    Posted 6 years ago

    Peasejean55
    (492 items)

    I saw this ring while surfing the net, it screams Bernard Instone at me, But I would value a second opinion. As usual no silver or maker marks.
    The leaves are very similar to Instones work and the prong setting I have also seen on his work. The back to me is very different for me, it's very neat which in my opinion his work always was, but I haven't seen this simple design.
    The Moonstone was one of his favourite stones to work with, there are many pieces of his work using them. This one is large 2 cm long and 1 cm wide. I have tried to get the different colours coming through this stone, there are some minor scratches on the surface, but other that it is in good condition . Unfortunately, which I know to well, someone as given it a good clean on the top, it's still has some dirt, tarnish underneath.
    Many thanks for looking

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    Comments

    1. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Totally in love with your new buy! :-)
    2. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 6 years ago
      Thank you for totally being in love with this ring Kyra, but in your opinion could it be Bernard Instone. I know you follow my post, from them would you think it could be his work. Don't mean to put you on the stop :-)
    3. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 6 years ago
      I do find this ring a mystery, on one side there are berries on the other none.
    4. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Agree the leaves seem similar to his!
      But definitely not my area of expertise, I'm very new at Arts and Crafts pieces :-)
    5. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 6 years ago
      On my other posts we have talked about misattributions, I would hate to say this is Bernard Instone and it's not. I had that problem with the Rhoda Wager ( circle of friends ) my fault I should have read it probably, even so I love the brooch. We shall see if anybody else, Jewels1900 can help. Thanks Kyra
    6. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 6 years ago
      Many thanks
      SEAN
      BellaEpoque
      mikelv
      nutsabotas
      Moonstonelover
      kyra
      Roycroftbooksfromme
      Efesgirl
      kivatinitz
      vetraio
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      Rick
    7. racer4four racer4four, 6 years ago
      Wow. That moonstone!
    8. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 6 years ago
      Thanks Karen, it is quite a large and impressive stone, thanks for popping by.
    9. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 6 years ago
      Many thanks
      Newtimes
      davyd
    10. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 6 years ago
      https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adularescence
      I have asked a person I know who is knowledgeable in Instones work, he thinks it is his work. He also said that Liberty at the same time used this type of Moonstone, he Mentioned the word Schiller, I had no idea what it mean't so I have put a link above to explain the word, from my point of view I found it very interesting.
    11. Gillian, 6 years ago
      From all the research I've done on the other two rings, and with a very, very close look at all the components of your piece (a magnifying glass too), I would agree that it is an Instone. All the tell-tale elements say the same, to me anyway.
      A beautiful, beautiful ring.
    12. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 6 years ago
      Wow, Gillian, thank you for taking a interest in this ring and yearbyear 2 rings. It's really nice to know that you have taken a lot of time and effort into solving these items. Thank you yet again.
    13. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 6 years ago
      Many thanks
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    14. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 5 years ago
      Many thanks
      aura
      shareurpassion
      Caperkid
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      AnneLanders
    15. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 4 years ago
      Many thanks

      kyra
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      martika
      antiquerose
    16. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 4 years ago
      Many thanks

      Jlmam

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