Vintage Kutchinsky Signet Ring
Vintage Kutchinsky Signet Ring
This is fabulous vintage Kutchinsky signet ring. An oval face has a foliate design with the word “SIRDAR” in reverse. The term sirdar means a leader or person of high rank (such as a nobleman) and was also the title (formerly) given to the British commander of the Egyptian army. It has roots in the Hindi and Urdu word sardār, and from the Persian for commander: sar, head.
The band has beautiful naturalistic carving all around which has the feeling of tiger stripes or flowing grass. The ring has a real weight to it (22g) and is fully hallmarked and signed Kutchinsky.
Size M (UK) / 6.25 (US)
The Kutchinsky jewellery business was established in the late 19th century (in 1893) by Polish jeweller Hirsch Kutchinsky and his son Morris. Kutchinsky, like many other Eastern European Jewish immigrants established home and business in the East End of London. The Kutchinsky family business had been very successful jewellers, serving the court of Ludwig of Bavaria.
In the 1930s, the business was bolstered by Grandchildren, Joseph and Solomon and the Kutchinsky name went from strength-to-strength. The business moved from the relative humble environment of Commercial Road in the East End to the salubrious surroundings of the Brompton Road in Knightsbridge.
In the post-war period, the Kutchinsky name became synonymous with glamorous, extravagant and flamboyant jewellery, a celebration of a new era of peacetime in Europe. Birds, animals and other creatures became a signature, crafted in 18ct gold, often jewel-encrusted and always of the highest quality craftsmanship.
Today, Kutchinsky pieces continue to be highly prized and rank amongst some of the most collectible of jewellery.
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