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Gold and silver “Memento mori” ring with a skull. English work, Georgian period, late 18th century. photo Fabian de Montjoye

Rare gold mourning ring with a rectangular bezel set with a crystal covering a piece of dark hair with skull, painted in white. The hoop adorned with floral scrolls. Good condition. price on application

Ref: Charles Oman, British Rings 800-1914, 1974. (Victoria and Albert Museum)

Fabian de Montjoye. 177, rue Saint Honoré, 75001 PARIS - France. Tel : +33 1 42 60 14 12 - http://www.fabiandemontjoye.com