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2013/113/4 Ring, silver / gold / black opal, designed and made by Rhoda Wager, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, exhibited at the 50th anniversary exhibition of the English Arts and Crafts Society, London, England, 1938. Click to enlarge.

Opal ring by Rhoda Wager

Made
This ring set with an Australian black opal is part of the Elizabeth and Graham Cocks collection of Rhoda Wager and Dorothy Wager (later Judge) jewellery. It was made by the noted Sydney jeweller Rhoda Wager in 1938 for the 50th anniversary exhibition of the English Arts and Crafts Society at Burlington House in London where Wager exhibited with other members of the Society of Arts and Crafts of New South Wales. It is a wonderful example of Wager's later work in the continuing Arts and Crafts …

Summary

Object No.

2013/113/4

Object Statement

Ring, silver / gold / black opal, designed and made by Rhoda Wager, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, exhibited at the 50th anniversary exhibition of the English Arts and Crafts Society, London, England, 1938

Physical Description

A ring, made of silver, gold and black opal. Ring features an oval shaped opal set in silver with applied gold berries and leaves with a twin wire shank.

Marks

No marks.

Dimensions

Height

20 mm

Width

18 mm

Depth

20 mm

Production

Notes

This ring was designed and made at the Wager studio in the State Shopping Block, Market Street, Sydney.

History

Notes

This ring was exhibited by Rhoda Wager as part of the display of the Society of Arts and Crafts of New South Wales at the 50th anniversary exhibition of the English Arts and Crafts Society at Burlington House, London, England, 1938. It was later owned by the donor's parents, Elizabeth and Graham Cocks.

Source

Credit Line

Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program by Deborah Cocks and Jennifer Genion from the Estate of Elizabeth and Graham Cocks, 2013

Acquisition Date

30 October 2013

Cite this Object

Harvard

Opal ring by Rhoda Wager 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 21 September 2021, <https://ma.as/462572>

Wikipedia

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