AN IMPORTANT GOLD RING by CHARLES JONES of HOBART
Charles Jones was a jeweller and silversmith from Birmingham who was transported to Tasmania as a result of an altercation in his workshop. He arrived on the ‘Georgiana’ in 1833 and was assigned to David Barclay.
Previously recorded work by Jones includes the ‘Mezger’ silver snuff box c. 1848, the ‘Williamson’ silver snuff box c. 1850 and the ‘Allison’ silver presentation cup c 1850.
This ring, crafted from Tasmanian alluvial gold features natural gold nuggets…