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Georgian Sepia Urn Memorial Ring

$3,300

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.

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  • Materials

    18k gold (tests), black enamel, hair, bone, rock crystal

  • Age

    Dedicated in 1774

  • Condition

    Very good - quite a bit of enamel loss along the shank

  • Size

    7.5, cannot be resized; 1.4cm x 1.2cm head, 2.5mm 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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