This antique ring was made by Ostby & Barton Co. A jewelry manufacturing company founded in 1879 in Providence, Rhode Island when Engelhart Cornelius Ostby and Nathan B. Prior to their partnership, Ostby trained to be a jeweler at the Royal School of Art in Norway.Their partnership ended in 1912 when Ostby died on the Titanic. Despite this catastrophe, Ostby's daughter Helene carried on the family business with her brother and Ostby & Barton Co. Continued to produce jewelry into the 1950s. To this day, collectors of antique jewelry look for the OB hallmark because of its quality craftsmanship and historical ties to the Titanic. Brand/Designer: Ostby & Barton Co. Stone: Carved Tiger's Eye, Roman Gladiator Cameo. Primary Stone Shape: Cut Corner Rectangular.
Hallmark, Maker's Mark & Stamp: OB 10K. Condition: Very good antique condition. Stone is chipped and abraded on cameo base layer at top corners. Carved portion of figure remains in excellent condition.Please contact for more information. Antique ring box not included in sale. About Geddes & Di Folco. Geddes & Di Folco uncovers value in art so our clients can invest with confidence. Every oil painting we offer has been carefully researched, cleaned, and restored for the collector's peace of mind.
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