Rings 08.07.2011

Watering Can Symbolism in a French Sepia Ring

Watering Can Ring French Sepia c.1780s

From the collection of the always wonderful Barbara Robbins comes this very interesting ring! Take it away, Barbara:

“This one is very interesting, and I think it is probably sentimental rather than mourning.  It shows a lady with a watering can.  The French words are “Je prendre soin de sa culture, ” which translated means “I take cre of your culture (nourishment), etc.  The words are pretty close to the top which makes me think that maybe this is not the original shank and case, though it is an old one and it fits quite well.  There could be another explanation for the words being so close to the top.  I don’t know.”

Watering Can Ring French Sepia c.1780s

Watering Can Ring French Sepia c.1780s