An extraordinary silver ring by the designer and silversmith Karel Bartosik, bearing London hall-marks for 1972. The heavy silver organic form is fronted by a demi- Goddess figure of Indian inspiration, inset with traces of gold. This is a large and heavy ring - front to back approximately 1 1/2 inches: 35 mm. The finger size is UK R: US 8 3/4 Bartosik was born in England but his parents were of Dutch and Czech origin. Between 1946-1967 he lived in Czechoslovakia and worked initially for a costume jewellery manufacturer. On his return to England he joined the workshop of Andrew Grima in London, where he stayed for several years. :Later he became a technician at the Royal College of Art in the Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork and Jewellery Department 1991-2007 (V&A). He is best known for a series of extraordinary architectural cigarette lighters and other small items of exquisite craftsmanship.
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N.Bloom & Son was established by my maternal grandfather in 1912. I have run the business since 1971. I specialise in high-quality old jewellery, mostly late 19th and 20th century, of interesting and unusual design. After having a succession of shops in the West End over forty years, and having a achieved a high reputation and profile with the public, I decided to close my last shop in 2005, and now I trade solely over the internet, or by person-to-person contact with clients. I can be contacted by telephone 020 7629 5060, or from abroad 0044 20 7629 5060 or by email as below. Prices ncludes insured free-of-charge UK/Europe posting for any item, or free-of-charge sending by FedEx world-wide for any item over £500’
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