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Georgian Mourning Ring for Thomas Latham

$3,000

An ornate, strikingly beautiful Georgian mourning ring dedicated to the memory of Thomas Latham. Latham was born in Middlesex, England and died in Surrey after having married twice and fathered a total of 16(!) children. The ring is in near immaculate condition with a foliate design rendered in high relief, reeded edges and an oblong hair locket framed in black enamel. The interior of the ring is engraved: "Thomas Lathan died 13 Aug 1818 Aged 75."

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  • Materials

    14k gold (tests), black enamel, rock crystal, hair

  • Age

    Engraved for 1818

  • Condition

    Excellent

  • Size

    7, cannot be resized; 11.3mm head, 7.4mm shank

Georgian

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17141837

please note:Terms of Sale

Antiques can be returned unworn and in original condition within 10 days of delivery for an exchange or refund minus the cost of shipping. Once a piece has been altered, including ring re-sizing, it is FINAL SALE.

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Hair Jewelry:Worn in Remembrance

Jewelry made from hair allowed the bereaved to keep their loved one with them always.