Sterling silver, porcelain bottle cap
"Seeking to create a desirable ring for men, I created these rings with historic beer bottle caps made of porcelain. About 150 years ago, there were about 20 breweries in my hometown of Schwetzingen. Today, there are only a few tiny hop fields left. These cap rings are from those older breweries and were used from the years of 1880 till about 1900. The small rings are an antique production key that was situated on the bottom of these porcelain caps. It was visible only once the bottle was opened. I cut off the cap and now I have something more fitting for women in my new ring collection."
Maker, Carsten Kissner seeks to create jewelry that is innovative and timeless. Here, he captures the essence of time in an exquisite, preserved porcelain bottle cap, enclosed in an elegant fitting of oxidized sterling silver. With striking illustration upon its surface in carnelian red, the object reveals an amulet of a German brauhaus (brewery). Oftentimes, Kissner will allow the natural surface of his materials to participate in his artistic narrative. Splendidly, the organic character of the piece is translated into his final composition. A distinctive work, its maker masterfully emulates powerful charm, propelled by the sheer decision of material and technique to compose his dynamic collection of works.
Shown with: Brauhaus Ring.
• Size 7 (54.51mm) inside circumference
• 0.63" (16mm) diameter, head of ring
• 0.27" (6.75mm) depth, head of ring
• 0.10" (2.45mm) thickness of band
• One of a kind
• Design on each piece will vary, designs and sizes will be subject to availability, please call for more information
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