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Ring

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    late 18th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Enamelled and engraved gold

  • Museum number:

    909-1888

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Gold mourning ring enamelled in black and white. The Marquise bezel with a painting of Hope seated by an urn on a pedestal inscribed SACRED TO FRIENDSHIP bordered by laurel. Inscribed behind John Chalmers Esq. Ob. 28 Mar 1786 Aet.57.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

late 18th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Enamelled and engraved gold

Marks and inscriptions

Inscribed John Chalmers Esq. Ob. 28 Mar 1786 Aet.57.
behind

inscribed SACRED TO FRIENDSHIP
pedestal

Unmarked

Dimensions

Height: 2.1 cm, Width: 2.1 cm, Depth: 3.1 cm

Descriptive line

Gold mourning ring enamelled in black and white. The Marquise bezel with a painting of Hope seated by an urn on a pedestal inscribed SACRED TO FRIENDSHIP bordered by laurel. Inscribed behind, England, late 18th century

Subjects depicted

Death; Laurel (foliage); Pedestals; Vase, Urn; Mourning

Categories

Jewellery; Metalwork; Death

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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