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Viking Arm Ring by Nick Agar

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Viking Arm Ring by Nick Agar
NOT SOLD (BIDDING OVER), HIGH BID WAS
100.00USDby e*****e+ applicable fees & taxes.
This item WAS NOT SOLD, auction date was 2014 Jun 14 @ 15:15UTC-7 : PDT/MST
All items in this auction were created, at least in part, on the wood lathe, with wood as the primary material. All are one-of-a-kind signed originals, guaranteed to be individually created by the woodturning artist listed.
Nick Agar, Devion, United Kingdom
Viking Arm Ring
English sycamore, spirit stain, silver leaf, silver gilt wax, silver paint
2.5" x 5" x 5" 6.35cm x 12.7cm x 12.7cm

Artist’s note: "Arm rings allowed Viking men and women to simultaneously secure and display their wealth and status. They were traditionally presented as bonding gifts between a lord and his followers. This is my version of a traditional Viking arm ring, inspired by arm rings found in a medieval Viking hoard discovered in Gotland , Sweden."

Inspired by organic forms, antiquities, and his natural surroundings, Nick Agar is well-known for his skillful surface enhancement techniques. His award-winning work often incorporates carving, weaving and metalwork.

About the artist: In addition to exhibiting widely and appearing at international conferences both as a demonstrator and a judge, Nick is in constant demand for commissions from collectors, his wide range of clients including HRH Prince of Wales, Dukes, Duchesses and the Royal jewellers, Aspreys. He and his work have also beem featured on BBC and ITV lifestyle television programs.