Antique Otsby Barton Hematite Intaglio Ring Marcasite Titanic
Antique Otsby Barton sterling silver ring set with marcasite stones. Center stone is a hand carved intaglio in hematite.
Size: 5 Face measures: 1 1/8" x 1/2"
Hallmarked inside the back of the band. This ring is missing at 5 marcasite stones. Due to the highly collected status of this, I have left it as found. It has not been cleaned or restored. It is tarnished, scratched and needs cleaning.
Weight: 6 grams.
Why is Otsby Barton special? What is the Connection to the Titanic?
Engelhart Cornelius Østby was born in Norway in 1847. With his partner, Nathan Barton they formed the Otsby Barton company that at the time was a huge producer of gold and silver jewelry. Rings, Brooches and cameos were favorites.
Mr. Otsby was aboard the Titanic with his daughter, Helene that fateful night that it sank. Helene survived and Mr. Otsby went down with the grand ship.
OB jewelry is now highly collected and coveted.