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English gold mourning ring with a woman by an urn

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An image of Jewellery. Ring/Mourning Ring. Thin, narrow hoop expanding at the shoulders. Marquise shaped bezel with enamel border, gold dots reserved in white enamel. Under glass a painting on ivory of a woman seated by an urn, which is on a pedestal bearing the inscription: 'NOT LOST BUT GONE BEFORE'. Above the pedestal a cherub holds a scroll inscribed: 'TO BLISS'. On the back of the bezel is the inscription: 'Garsford Gibbs Obt 25 Dec 1788 aet 15'. Height, whole, 1.25 mm, depth, whole, 1.0 mm, length, whole, 20.5 mm, height, bezel (marquise) 4.5 mm, width, bezel (marquise) 19.0 mm, length, bezel (marquise) 33.5 mm, 1788. English.

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Jewellery. Ring/Mourning Ring. Thin, narrow hoop expanding at the shoulders. Marquise shaped bezel with enamel border, gold dots reserved in white enamel. Under glass a painting on ivory of a woman seated by an urn, which is on a pedestal bearing the inscription: 'NOT LOST BUT GONE BEFORE'. Above the pedestal a cherub holds a scroll inscribed: 'TO BLISS'. On the back of the bezel is the inscription: 'Garsford Gibbs Obt 25 Dec 1788 aet 15'. Height, whole, 1.25 mm, depth, whole, 1.0 mm, length, whole, 20.5 mm, height, bezel (marquise) 4.5 mm, width, bezel (marquise) 19.0 mm, length, bezel (marquise) 33.5 mm, 1788. English.

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  • Accession Number: PER.M.259-1923
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/39.0
  • Focal length: 120
  • Camera: Hasselblad H3DII-31
  • Photographer name: Katie Young
  • Image height: 1024 pixels
  • Image width: 687 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.6 (Macintosh)
  • Filesize: 163.51kB
  • Exposure time: 1/180
  • ISO Speed: 100
  • Fnumber: 39/1

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18th Century Date Department English Fitz_AA Georgian Material Medium Nationalities Object Type Other Keywords Workflow _WF_AdOK _WF_KWD _WF_OPACtd _WF_PCtd bezel cherubs commemoration commemorative dated enamel enamelled female finger ring glass gold inscribed inscriptions ivory jewellery jewelry memorials mourners mourning mourning ring oval pedestal ring sentimental sorrow sorrowful urns woman

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