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1960's 14K Gold Modernist Brutalist Abstract Free-Form Ring
This 1960's modernist ring was designed and made by a highly respected artist of the time period in Pittsburgh, PA. It is solid 14K yellow gold, weighing in at 6 grams. Width at front is 18mm and tapers down to 6mm at the back. Inside of the ring is very smooth and extremely comfortable to wear. Abstract, free form design has beautiful folds, crinkles, raised dots and nicely three-dimensional (3D). Currently size 6 US, but it could be resized by a competent jeweler. Excellent condition. Hallmarked "14K" and "R McNeish", well-known Pittsburgh, PA artisan, Ronald McNeish (The Collection). Gorgeous piece!
This elegant ring has an interesting provenance. It came from the estate of a Pittsburgh steel tycoon family, from the lady whose father knew Winston Churchill well (She showed me the sterling silver and carved jade dragon handle humidor box gifted to him by Mr. Churchill, as well as a photo of her father playing badminton with Churchill (wearing Bermuda-style shorts, no less!) , circa WWII era. This ring was purchased by her mother (a New York socialite) and handed down to her. Winston Churchill visited this family several times during World War II, regarding production of steel for the war industry for Great Britain under the Lend-Lease Act (1941-1945).
Gender: Female, Age Group: Adult, Color: gold, Size: 6
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Gay Sherman Weintz, Ivoryton, CT
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