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Mourning Ring

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1928M311
Collection:Applied Art - Jewellery
Date:1775 - 1800


Mourning, or memento mori, rings were often bequeathed in wills to close friends and family to be worn at the funeral and as a reminder to the wearer of the departed.This ring is decorated with a medallion depicting the figure of Hope and a grieving woman.

Bequeathed by Mrs Christina Feeney, 1928.

Further Information

Production Period:18th Century
School/Style:Mourning Jewellery
Medium:Gold, set with enamel and glass.
Place of Origin:England


Width:22 mm
Diameter:19 mm