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Memorial or Portrait Ring - Portrait of King Charles I

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1935M547.267
Collection:Applied Art - Jewellery
Date:1700 - 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 18th century English memorial ring is embellished with a portrait of Charles I.

Bequeathed by Thomas George Barnett, 1935.

Further Information

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

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Width:21 mm
Diameter:18 mm