1830s 18ct Gold, Split Pearl, Enamel, and Hair Mourning Ring
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Description: - A William IV 18ct yellow gold, split pearl, black enamel, and hair panel mourning ring. The ring has a central hair panel, and bears the inscription "IN MEMORY OF", between scrolling scallop shell detailing. It is inscribed to the interior with "John Atkinson OBt 2 Dec, 1833 aet, 67." The ring is hallmarked with a duty mark, "18" to denote 18 carat gold, and London date letter 'S' for 1833.
Assay: - .750 Gold (18ct).
Date: - 1833.
Period: - Early 19th Century.
Engraving: - "John Atkinson OBt 2 Dec, 1833 aet, 67.
Measurement: - UK ring size M 1/2 measured to the leading edge. US ring size 6 1/4 measured to the leading edge. The face of the ring measures 11.0mm (height) x 13.0mm (length).
Weight: - 5.2 grams.
Condition: - The memorial ring displays minor surface scratches to the enamel commensurate with age. Light wear to the pearls nacre. One of the split pearls appears to be a replacement with signs of residue/glue around the perimeter when viewed under magnification. The replacement pearl is well matched in terms of colour compared to the other pearls. Please see photos for confirmation of condition.
Item No: - 1691_ddug1.