It is a dainty size 2 1/2 or 2.5 - I honestly do not know if it is sizable or not. Weighs 2.4 grams on my scale. This particular ring had to have been made prior to 1912. OB jewelry is treasured and collected for it's beautiful craftsmanship as well as historical significance. Their jewelry is hard to find, especially in good condition, and is escalating in both popularity and value.
Ostby studied at the Royal School of art and became a successful jeweler / goldsmith in his hometown of Oslo, Norway. After emigrating to America in 1869, he settled in Providence, Rhode Island and worked for several jewelry firms there. In 1879 the formed a partnership with Nathan B. Barton and created their business of Ostby & Barton.
Engelhart was the founder and president of O & B Company, director of a bank and a trustee at another in Providence, named in a 1894 trade publication (The Jewelers Circular and Horological Review) as one of the directors of The Jewelers Board of Trade, and was also known for his charitable acts. He unfortunately perished on the RMS Titanic in April of 1912. Fantastic vintage condition - no damage or quirks to mention at all. View & enlarge photographs to closely inspect fine details and to determine the amount of patina, and/or wear. Most older pieces by nature normally have some degree of both and, unless severe, aren't considered damaged.
I will note anything glaring or distracting. Please utilize the scroll arrows beside the photos to allow yourself the opportunity to view them all. Don't forget to check my other items.ALL OF MY ITEMS HAVE BEEN CAREFULLY STORED IN A SUPER CLEAN, SMOKE FREE ENVIRONMENT. KNOW I ALWAYS PAD AND PACKAGE WITH EXTREME CARE - I MAKE SURE EVERY PARCEL GETS SENT OUT JUST AS I WOULD LIKE TO RECEIVE IT. I ALSO INSURE ALL PACKAGES AT NO ADDITIONAL COST TO YOU - FOR EXTRA PROTECTION ONCE IT IS OUT OF MY CARE. PLEASE LEAVE FEEDBACK TO INDICATE YOUR ORDER HAS ARRIVED SAFE &. SOUND AND I WILL RESPOND IN KIND. DUE TO THE UNIQUE NATURE OF ONE OF A KIND / VINTAGE ITEMS. I WRITE DETAILED DESCRIPTIONS AND POST GREAT PHOTOS. THANKS FOR UNDERSTANDING AND HAVE A GREAT DAY! It is your responsibility to check on these costs beforehand if it is of concern to you. I have no knowledge, control of, nor responsibility for paying those at all.
Makes it all seem a bit better if you can find a few things that make you smile and just have pay one flat rate to get them from me to you : NO WORRIES - SMILE AND SHOP AWAY! The item "ANTIQUE OSTBY BARTON OB WHITE GOLD RUBY FILIGREE RING RARE MALTESE CROSS MARK" is in sale since Sunday, March 24, 2019.
This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Other Vintage & Antique Jewelry". The seller is "gwenmariec" and is located in Illinois.This item can be shipped to United States.