London, South Kensington
12 November 2002
An antique gold and hardstone intaglio ring,
the octagonal shaped bezel set with a cornelian intaglio bearing an armorial, to a plain hoop, finger size - H.
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The arms appear to be that of John Purnell of Stancombe, Wickselm and Dursley, granted in 1768, (see J.W. Papworth, Ordinary of Arms (1977) p. 829) however the bezel is probably 17th century, C.f. A. B. Chadour.op. cit. (1994) p.244 no.793.
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