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Mourning ring

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1709 (dated)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Enamelled gold with gold wire and hair under rock crystal

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Miss Anna Newton

  • Museum number:

    1639-1903

  • Gallery location:

    Jewellery, Rooms 91, The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery, case 12, shelf B, box 2

Physical description

Enamelled gold mourning ring, The oval bezel set with a faceted crystal enclosing a monogram in gold wire. The hoop decorated with a skeleton and cross bones reserved on black enamel. Inscribed inside M Frend obt 9' May 1709 aeta. 59.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

ca. 1709 (dated)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Enamelled gold with gold wire and hair under rock crystal

Marks and inscriptions

inscribed M Frend obt 9' May 1709 aeta. 59.

Dimensions

Height: 2.4 cm, Width: 2 cm, Depth: 1.2 cm

Descriptive line

Enamelled gold mourning ring, set with faceted rock crystal enclosing a monogram in gold wire. The hoop with a skeleton and cross bones reserved on black enamel. Inscribed inside M Frend obt 9' May 1709 aeta. 59., England, about 1709.

Materials

Gold; Hair; Rock crystal

Subjects depicted

Death; Skeleton; Monograms; Mourning

Categories

Jewellery; Metalwork; Death; Europeana Fashion Project

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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