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Mourning ring

Navette-shaped mourning ring with painted miniature of a a vessel with two birds along the rim -- one appears to be swimming. Vessel is decorated with small rose-cut diamonds (one section is loose). Inscribed 'L'AMITIE' above. On the underside there is hair and an inscribed white enamel border:...

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'L'AMITIE' and 'JACOB.BAYLEY.OB: 19 JAN: 1782. AE:21'

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Bequest of Mrs. Arthur Croft—The Gardner Brewer Collection

Possibly French, late 18th century

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Medium or Technique

Gold, silver, diamond, painted ivory, hair, enamel and glass




Jewelry / Adornment, Rings