Columbian Exposition 1893 Isabella Sterling Ring & Bracelet
This sterling silver ring and bracelet set is among the most
exemplary souvenirs from the World's Columbian Exposition 1893
that we have encountered. The two pieces are part of a small number
of souvenirs created by the Gorham (Silver) Manufacturing Company
Click to see hallmark to commemorate
the Exposition. The paperwork included with the ring translates
the inscription on the jewelry. It reads as follows: "The
Isabella Ring - This token is intended to recall in after years
the World's Columbian Exposition, and also to suggest the occasion
of its celebration; carrying the mind back through the centuries
both to the great Discoverer and to his sovereign patroness, Isabella
of Castile, known in history as "The Catholic," by whose
noble faith and help the marvelous discovery of a world was made
possible, and the names Isabella and Columbus immortal.
Upon it are shown the Royal Insignia which were blazoned upon
the banner of the enterprise - a Cross having on either side the
letters F and Y, each surmounted by a crown - and as a remembrancer
of the wise and gracious Queen, by whose aid, moral and material,
the new world was found, we have named it the Isabella Ring."
The bracelet measures 2.5" in diameter, the ring is .35"
in diameter. Both pieces are in excellent condition. Sold as a
set with the original paperwork. (Stock number 003Isabella93)
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