• Mourning ring

C1820 George III Gold Mourning Ring


Inscribed inside the band: "W'm Bridges Esq died 14 Dec 1819 aged 70" this gold, seed pearl, enamel and hair under a crystal slide is C1820. It was  customary for the wealthy to leave money in their wills for the distribution of such mourning rings to family and close fiends. Since the aged William Bridges (1749-1819) dies in December, I assume the ring will be from the start of 1820.

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