A lovely antique Tibetan silver ring with patina commensurate with age. Inlaid with an antique red coral and displaying the head of a bat on one side. The other side has long since lost the other bat head, however, the overall condition still remains robust. The bat was a popular symbol and represents good fortune and happiness. Living in caves the bat was also seen as a guardian to differnent worlds.The ring will expand a little larger if necessary. Rings of this style are traditionally worn by both men and women.
Antique Tibetan Silver Ring (Animal-Style)
Origin: Collected in Tibet in the 1980s and part of the Stone Routes Collection.
Weight: 7 grams
Ring size: 18mm (approx)
Size of top: 14mm x 11mm
Material: Tibetan Silver with red coral
Age: Late 19th/Early 20th C