London, South Kensington
12 November 2002
An early 18th century gold and black enamel memento mori ring,
the convex hoop with engraved, black enamel elongated skeleton, cross-bones, hour glass, pick and shovel, the interior engraved with the initials G. H. and maker's mark E.C., circa 1730, finger size - M1/2.
See plate 1 and front cover illustration
Christie's London, 1989, Lot 354
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C.f. O.M. Dalton, Catalogue of the Finger Rings in the British Museum (1912) no. 1533 - 1547.
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