A very dainty ebony ring holder - this black wooden ring tree has been made from turned hardwood (ebony) around the 1900's. It would make a great piece of dressing table decor, or why not keep it in the bathroom? Marked underneath 'Real ebony' and still bears a (now hard to read) label for 'KEMP Brothers, Union Street, Bristol.'
Although used by 18th and 19th century English cabinet makers and box makers, Ebony tended to be more favoured by their continental counterparts. Because of costs and overlogging, they stopped the commercial use of ebony at the start of the 20th century. Ebony is still an exceedingly rare and valuable tree species that continues to face extinction.
Size: 2 inches across on the base, 4 inches tall
*The gold ring pictured is not included in the listing*