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Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Jewellery, Rooms 91, The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery

Mourning Ring

ca. 1709 (dated)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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.


object details
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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Enamelled gold with gold wire and hair under rock crystal
Brief Description
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.
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.
Dimensions
  • Height: 2.4cm
  • Width: 2cm
  • Depth: 1.2cm
Marks and Inscriptions
inscribed M Frend obt 9' May 1709 aeta. 59.
Credit line
Given by Miss Anna Newton
Subjects depicted
Collection
Accession Number
1639-1903

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record createdJuly 11, 2006
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