London, South Kensington
12 November 2002
An early 18th century gold and black enamel posy ring,
the convex hoop with engraved and black enamelled pastoral scene depicting a lake with swans, a boatman, house, shepherd and flock, the centre engraved with a crown, the interior engraved Be Sober watching unto Praier, traces of black enamel, with indistinct maker's initials, circa 1720, finger size - P.
See plate 1 and front cover illustration
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The inscription is listed in J. Evans, English Posies and Posy rings, London, 1931, Humphries manuscript, p.25.
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