This vintage 1939 platinum wedding band ring has a leaf and beading pattern on its rounded exterior. This 1.5mm wide wedding band is hallmarked "10% IRID-PLAT., T.L.P., J.L.R., 5/12/39". Comes with its original Art Deco era ring box, marked "J.E. Caldwell & Co., Philadelphia, Wilmington" in gilt lettering on the bottom. Ring is in very good condition - worn from 50 years of wear.
This elegant platinum wedding band has a very interesting provenance. It belonged to Jane Parker, the wife of a Pittsburgh steel tycoon, Edward L. Parker, who knew the Carnegie's well and testified for the defense in the famous Sherman antitrust action against Andrew Carnegie in 1913. Mr. Parker also knew Winston Churchill well (In fact, Churchill gifted him an elaborate cigar humidor box made from sterling silver with a carved jadeite dragon handle (Which I have seen...Wow!). The family has a photo of Edward Parker playing badminton with Churchill (wearing Bermuda-style shorts, no less!) , circa WWII era. Winston Churchill visited Parker several times during World War II, regarding production of steel for the war industry for Great Britain.
Item ID: RL-4636
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