Jewelry

F. W. Syrenius

Gold

Sortavala Teacher Training College (39) Hagan (3) jewelry (1) Sortavala (119) f.w.syrenius (1) Hallonblad (12) teacher (1) ida hagan (1) sortavala seminar (1) zither (1) 1885 (12) 1880 (29) Herman (16) ring (1) Ida (10)


A memorial ring for teachers who have graduated from the Sortavala seminar. The ring was made in Turku by goldsmith F. W. Syrenius and owned by Ida Hagan, who had graduated from the seminar. The ring is made of gold and it decorated by a shield of black enamel that features a golden star and a golden Finnish zither. The shield symbolises the shield of faith that protects the teacher as he or she brings the light of learning to the public. The zither represents learning, and the star is a symbol of light.
A memorial ring of teachers who have graduated from the Sortavala seminar. The ring was made in Turku by goldsmith F. W. Syrenius and owned by Ida Hagan, who had graduated from the seminar. The ring is made of gold and it decorated by a shield of black enamel that features a golden star and a golden Finnish zither. The shield symbolises the shield of faith that protects the teacher as he or she brings the light of learning to the public. The zither represents learning, and the star is a symbol of light. The first rings were forged in 1885 for the first teachers to have graduated from the Sortavala seminar. The seminar was founded in 1880 with donations from Herman and Elisabeth Hallonblad. The Sortavala seminar was the second seminar to be established in Finland and had a significant impact on spiritual life in Sortavala and Ladoga Karelia in the late 19th and the early 20th century.

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