London, South Kensington
12 November 2002
A George II, gold and black enamel mourning ring,
the concave hoop with engraved, black enamel skull between foliage, including a rose and thistle, the interior engraved H Thomson obt. 10 Oct. 1727 aet 73 (the day before the coronation of King George II), maker's mark T.H. below a crown, finger size - K1/2.
See plate 1 and front cover illustration
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C.f. The Victoria and Albert Museum Jewellery Gallery, Case 34, Board C, no. 12. for similar ring dated 1729.
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