Collection of five mourning rings, late 18th century and later
2,000 - 3,000 GBP
bidding is closed
- gold, enamel, pearls, diamonds, ivory, hair
Comprising: a navette-shaped ring, inset with a hair work funery urn embellished with gold beads and rose diamond detail, within a black enamel border inscribed 'L. Lutwidge Ob7 Sep 1780 Ae 86', size N; a navette ring, inset with a sepia miniature depicting a pair of doves, later shank, size N; an oval ring, inset with a locket of hair, within a black enamel border inscribed ' Sacred to the memory of Wm Watson Ob 8 July 1793 Ae 26', size K; a navette-shaped ring, inset with a sepia miniature depicting a man leaning on a funery urn, within a black enamel border inscribed ' Andw Honey Ob 18 Feb 1787 Ae 80', size N; and an oval ring inset with a sepia hair work and seed pearl miniature depicting a vase of flowers, composite, size L.
Cf: The Victoria & Albert Museum, Jewellery, room 91 mezzanine, case 81, shelf D3, box 16, for examples of 18th Century English mourning jewels.