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Antique Georgian Enamel Gold Memorial Ring Symbolizes Remember Me

$5,825

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An 18th century ring of spectacular design in an elongated oval form displays a bow of white hair tied with gold thread placed under its crystal. The crystal frame is gold framed by white enamel. Outstanding is the next oval of strong blue enamel dotted with gold followed by narrow gold surround echoing the dots. All this is packaged in an 15 kt gold setting. The significance of memory is the important genre here underscored by the engraving on the reverse is the bow. A bow was tied around the finger or wrist to prompt a memory. In this ring it symbolizes remember me or think of me. This is a rare and beautiful example of a memento mori from the era in which a death was honored and the loved one was kept close at hand. Currently size 6. The ring can be sized by a competent jeweler Excellent condition

Details

  • Metal
  • Stone
  • Stone Cut
  • Dimensions
    Height: 1.25 in. (31.75 mm)Width: .75 in. (19.05 mm)
  • Style
  • Place of Origin
    United Kingdom
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1790
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    Stamford, CT
  • Reference Number
    Seller: #36291stDibs: J141020321103

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    Ships From: Stamford, CT
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    A return for this item may be initiated within 2 days of delivery.

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