An exceptional mourning ring from the late 18th century featuring an urn miniature rendered in sepia and tiny flecks of hair. The urn sits within a scalloped gold frame over a ground of plaited hair - all set beneath a convex rock crystal lens. The shank features the dedication "Ann Norman Ob 25 June 1774 Ae 54," it's black enamel is eroded in places but is still present.
18k gold (tests), black enamel, hair, bone, rock crystal
Dedicated in 1774
Very good - quite a bit of enamel loss along the shank
7.5, cannot be resized; 1.4cm x 1.2cm head, 2.5mm shank
1714 — 1837
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.
Jewelry made from hair allowed the bereaved to keep their loved one with them always.