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Mourning ring memorializing Elizabeth (Armstrong) Turnour, 1st Countess Winterton, died 1 Dec, 1841. Ring c. 1778, possibly wedding or sentimental token, altered c. 1841. Ship symbolizes departure of the soul; pearls, tears; buckle, undying love. Inscribed on bezel and shank.
Mourning Ring Date: 1800 Medium: Gold, enamel Dimensions: 7/8 x 3/4 in. (2.2 x 1.9 cm) Classification: Jewelry
A VICTORIAN MOURNING RING. Circa 1800. The octagonal elongated frame enclosing gentleman holding flower under weeping willow tree infront of inlaid mother of pearl tombstone, the background with interwoven hair, mounted in rose gold.
Late Stuart memorial slides--- Skull and crossbones, dated on reverse, 1679, Skelton with hour-glass, skull and spade, Wirework monogram with cherubs holding a skull, 1690, Naked lady reading at a table with a skull and hourglass, 1705, Four enamelled gold mourning rings, English, 1658-1732 : Most surviving examples are dated after the Great Plague of 1666; the hoops depict skeletons and "memento mori" symbols, derived from the Bills of Mortality pinned up in local parishes. Gold posy-ring given as pledge; openwork flowers to contain hair, "Thee and i will lovers die" British Museum