18k gold with a carved agate skull surrounded by rose- and old-cut diamonds and black enamelling, with hallmarks for London 1852. It has an interior inscription on the ring that adds another fascinating layer of history: Inscribed “James Dixon Obit 1852,” it memorialises James Dixon, a well-known English silversmith and founder of the family firm of James Dixon & Sons.
Illustration for Marie Corelli’s “The Devil’s Motor”, Arthur Severn, 1910
Ilya Repin - Sadko in the Underwater Kingdom (1876)
Firefly, Detroit, Michigan
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