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Mourning ring

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1788 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Enamelled and engraved gold

  • Museum number:

    M.141-1978

  • Gallery location:

    Jewellery, Rooms 91 to 93, The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery, case 12, shelf B, box 7

Physical description

Gold mourning ring enamelled in black. The hoop inscribed THOS GAINSBOROUGH ESQ.OB...AUG:1788. Maker's mark 'HC'

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

ca. 1788 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Enamelled and engraved gold

Marks and inscriptions

inscribed THOS GAINSBOROUGH ESQ.OB...AUG:1788.
Reference to the death of Thomas Gainsborough (1731-1788), the painter.
The hoop;

Maker's mark 'HC'

Dimensions

Depth: 0.4 cm, Diameter: 2.1 cm

Object history note

Historical significance: Thomas Gainsborough (1731-1788), the painter, was born in Sudbury, Suffolk.

Descriptive line

Gold mourning ring enamelled in black. The hoop inscribed for the painter Gainsborough THOS GAINSBOROUGH ESQ.OB...AUG:1788. England, about 1788.

Materials

Gold; Enamel

Subjects depicted

Mourning; Death

Categories

Jewellery; Metalwork; Death; Europeana Fashion Project

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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