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    Sale 5379

    Vintage & Modern Jewellery at South Kensington

    13 May 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 153

    A 17TH CENTURY GOLD, ENAMEL AND ROCK CRYSTAL 'MEMENTO MORI' RING, AND AN 18TH CENTURY MOURNING RING

    Price Realised  

    A 17TH CENTURY GOLD, ENAMEL AND ROCK CRYSTAL 'MEMENTO MORI' RING, AND AN 18TH CENTURY MOURNING RING
    The "mememto mori" ring with oval bezel enclosing an applied skull and crossed bones and gilt thread initial against a hair ground under faceted crystal, with chased surround, the bezel reverse with black and white dot enamel border, engraved, Rem, VOF to foliate engraved, black enamel shoulders, circa 1680; the mourning ring with paste-set bezel to white enamel scroll design shoulders with indistinct legend, dated 1734, major loss to enamel, finger sizes K & N (2)


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