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Mourning ring

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1792 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Enamelled and engraved gold

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Dame Joan Evans

  • Museum number:

    M.161-1962

  • Gallery location:

    Jewellery, Rooms 91 to 93, The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery, case 12, shelf B, box 8

Physical description

Gold mourning ring, enamelled in dark blue, white and light blue. The hoop inscribed on intertwining ribbons ETTY / SAVORY / OB:23.FEB / 1792.AE. 70and HENRY / SAVORY / OB:30. DEC /1798:AE:86..

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

ca. 1792 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Enamelled and engraved gold

Marks and inscriptions

ETTY / SAVORY / OB:23.FEB / 1792.AE. 70
'Etty Savory died on 23 February 1792, aged 70'

HENRY / SAVORY / OB:30. DEC /1798:AE:86.
'Henry Savory died on 30 December 1798, aged 86'
inscribed on intertwining ribbons on the hoop

Dimensions

Depth: 1 cm, Diameter: 2 cm

Object history note

ex Crisp Collection

Descriptive line

Gold mourning ring for a couple, enamelled in dark blue, white and light blue. Inscribed in Latin 'Etty Savory died 23 February 1792 aged 70' and 'Henry Savory died 30 December 1798 aged 86'. England, about 1792.

Materials

Gold; Enamel

Subjects depicted

Mourning; Ribbon; Death

Categories

Jewellery; Metalwork; Death; Europeana Fashion Project

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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