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English mourning ring with hair

Image attached to PER.M.272-1923

An image of Jewellery. Ring/Mourning Ring. Gilt-metal, plain, narrow hoop, broadening at shoulders. Long octagonal bezel, containing under glass, hair of two different colours set with rows of small metal stars. Inscribed on the back: 'NB Toms Ob 19 Dec 1794 At 5ys W: Toms ob: 28 Mars 1786 Aet 11 ys'. Height, hoop, 1.5 mm, depth, hoop, 1.0 mm, length, hoop, 21.0, mm, height. bezel, 27.0 mm, length, bezel, 17.0 mm, width, bezel, 4.5 mm, 1786. English.

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Jewellery. Ring/Mourning Ring. Gilt-metal, plain, narrow hoop, broadening at shoulders. Long octagonal bezel, containing under glass, hair of two different colours set with rows of small metal stars. Inscribed on the back: 'NB Toms Ob 19 Dec 1794 At 5ys W: Toms ob: 28 Mars 1786 Aet 11 ys'. Height, hoop, 1.5 mm, depth, hoop, 1.0 mm, length, hoop, 21.0, mm, height. bezel, 27.0 mm, length, bezel, 17.0 mm, width, bezel, 4.5 mm, 1786. English.

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  • Accession Number: PER.M.272-1923
  • 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: 716 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.6 (Macintosh)
  • Filesize: 116.26kB
  • Exposure time: 1/125
  • 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 commemoration commemorative enamel enamelled finger ring gilt gold hair inscribed inscriptions ivory jewellery jewelry memorials mourning ring octagonal ring sentimental stars

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