Ex: Schindler’s Antiques, King Street, Charleston, purchased about 1980. Bronze, probably plated originally, size 9. Entirely hand crafted, almost certainly at a cottage industry on a plantation and Confederate. Such secondary industries were common to maximize the use of labor and produce income at times other than harvest. Other examples are potteries, brick making, nail making, saw mills and timber processing to name a few. The flared bezel with hand engraved foliate detail, mounting a blue “stone”.