Dish Ring

Large, waisted or incurve-sided, cylindrical ring or stand holding a clear, cobalt blue, blown circular bowl with everted rim. Ring features a pierced and repousse chased, rococo-style design of C scrolls and trailing flowers interrupted by two asymmetrical C scroll reserves, one engraved with a gothic or Old English "C". Outside of foot ring is struck on opposite sides "E. JOHNSON L\TD" in incuse sans serif letters and with a series of four hallmarks in clipped-corner squares, "EJ" superimposed, Hibernia seated to the left, a crowned harp, and a raised gothic or Old English "Q".
Maker is Edmond Johnson, Ltd. of Dublin, Ireland. Firm dated back to the 1760s, but became Edmond Johnson in 1870 and Edmond Johnson Ltd. in 1902; conjoined "EJ" mark used after 1893.
Currently not on view
Object Name
ring, dish
date made
Physical Description
silver (holder material)
glass (insert or liner material)
overall: 9.5 cm x 19.7 cm; 3 3/4 in x 7 3/4 in
overall: 3 7/8 in x 7 3/4 in; 9.8425 cm x 19.685 cm
place made
Republic of Ireland: Leinster, Dublin, Dublin
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Domestic Furnishings
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Herbert Campbell
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