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Mourning ring

Mourning ring

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1720 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Inscribed and enamelled gold set with crystal

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the Rev. R. Brooke

  • Museum number:

    1119-1864

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Enamelled gold mourning ring, the hoop set with an oval facted crystal enclosing a skull and cross-bones. The hoop enamelled in black with floral patterns. Inscribed inside MB obt. 16 Augt 1720 aeta: 63 Maker's mark BU

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

ca. 1720 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Inscribed and enamelled gold set with crystal

Marks and inscriptions

inscribed MB obt. 16 Augt 1720 aeta: 63
Inside

Marked BU
Maker's mark

Dimensions

Height: 2.2 cm, Width: 2.1 cm, Depth: 0.5 cm

Object history note

Mark Bu, probably William Burkitt (Grimwade 243).

Descriptive line

Enamelled gold mourning ring, set with an oval facted crystal enclosing a skull and cross-bones. Inscribed inside MB obt. 16 Augt 1720 aeta: 63 Maker's mark, England, ca.1720

Materials

Gold

Subjects depicted

Skull (skeleton component); Death; Memento mori; Mourning

Categories

Jewellery; Metalwork; Death

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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