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A 19TH CENTURY INTAGLIO RING
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 26,400 AUD
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316
A 19TH CENTURY INTAGLIO RING
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 26,400 AUD
JUMP TO LOT

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A 19TH CENTURY INTAGLIO RING

the intaglio heliotrope depicting the profile of a classical head within a gold border, together with an addressed envelope and letter from Fanny Bligh to Edward Suttor

fitted case

Salutation on envelope

"For

Geo Suttor Esq sent with a small packet from Mrs............Bligh
30 June'

Letter enclosed as follows:

"32 Bryant Crescent

My Dear Sir
It would have been a great gratification to me and my sister Jane, although a sad one, to have taken a personal farewell of you today. We would also have asked you to have allowed us to have put upon your finger an antique ring which formerly belonged to our dear Father, as the most acceptable token we can think of as a memento of our grateful rememberance of you, your faithfulness & integrity. 
May I ask of you to do us the favour to accept of this ring, & to feel assured that we most heartily desire that the best blessings may be vouchsafed with you & your family.
We would also by it wish you a prosperous voyage & happy meeting with your other children
I remain
My Dear Sir
with affectionate regards
most truly yours
Fanny Bligh"

George Suttor (1774-1859) was imprisoned for six months for supporting Governor Bligh during the Rum Rebellion in New South Wales in 1808, when the New South Wales Rum Corps deposed Governor Bligh from office. The main instigators were Major George Johnston and John Macarthur.  Governor Bligh returned to England for the informal argument held in 1811 against Johnston and Macarthur.  Johnson was found guilty of the act of Mutiny.  Bligh took George Suttor to England as a witness against the rebel leader Johnston.  In appreciation of this act, Fanny Bligh, Governor Bligh's daughter gifted this ring to George Suttor.


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