Georgian Era Gold & Enamel Mourning Ring Circa 1817 (Final Payment)

Georgian Era Gold & Enamel Mourning Ring Circa 1817 (Final Payment)
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English Mourning band in 18k gold and enamel. Reads: CHA’s RADCLIFFE ESQ OB: 18 DEC 1817 AE:78".This ring is memory of Charles Radcliffe, Esquire, who passed away on December 18, 1817 at the age of 78. The white enamel on the ring symbolized that the gentleman was unmarried. 

Approximate size 8.5. Can not be sized.

These rings were bequeathed to loved ones in the deceased estate. Please see our Field Guide or blog post Explore: Remembrance.