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Mourning ring

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1764 (dated)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Inscribed and enamelled gold

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the Rev. R. Brooke

  • Museum number:

    654-1864

  • Gallery location:

    Jewellery, Rooms 91 to 93, The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery, case 12, shelf B, box 6

This is a memorial ring for the Bishop of London, Richard Osbaldeston (1690-1764). It is inscribed MEMENTO (Remember) and RICH: EPIS: LONDON: OB: 15.MAY 1764. AET. 75. (Richard, Bishop of London, died 15 May 1764 aged 75).

Physical description

Enamelled gold mourning ring, the scroll-edged bezel inscribed in reserve on black enamel MEMENTO. The hoop inscribed RICH: EPIS: LONDON: OB: 15.MAY 1764. AET. 75.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1764 (dated)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Inscribed and enamelled gold

Marks and inscriptions

'MEMENTO'
Inscribed on the bezel.

'RICH: EPIS: LONDON: OB: 15.MAY 1764. AET. 75.'
Inscribed on the hoop.

Dimensions

Height: 2.4 cm, Width: 2.3 cm, Depth: 0.8 cm

Object history note

Historical significance: Commemorates Richard Osbaldeston, Bishop of London (1690-1764)

Descriptive line

Enamelled gold mourning ring, inscribed in reserve on black enamel MEMENTO. The hoop inscribed RICH: EPIS: LONDON: OB: 15.MAY 1764. AET. 75., England, dated 1764.

Materials

Gold; Enamel

Techniques

Enamelling

Subjects depicted

Death; Mourning

Categories

Jewellery; Metalwork; Europeana Fashion Project

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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