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Finger-ring; silver-gilt; channelled hoop expanding to the bezel, where there are eight loops, from six of which hang cup-shaped pendants, from the central two hang a tiny flower shape in wire; in the interior four goldsmiths' stamps.
- Made in: Norway
- Diameter: 0.9 inches
Inscription Typemaker's mark
Inscription Positioninterior of hoop
Inscription ContentHB monigram in a circular stamp, together with seven dots within a trapezoid shield, a tower in ovel shield, the letter H (?) in a circular stamp, and the number 49 (?) also in a circular stamp.
Inscription CommentThe trapezoid shield with seven dots are the tower are the town marks of Bergen.
49 is the date letter, ie. 1849.
The letter H (?) is probably the warden's mark of Christen Hoff (1821-60).
For a similar ring see Chadour 1994 no 1905. A pencilled note in Dalton by J. Rudoe, 'Bergen town marks: seven dots and tower. Maker's mark HB and date stamp.
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Object reference number: MCN545
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