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LOT 1785

Estimate
GBP (£) 300 - 400
EUR (€) 340 - 450
USD ($) 330 - 430

Price
£252 (EUR 283; USD 274) (+bp*)

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GEORGIAN SILVER MEMENTO MORI RING
18TH CENTURY A.D.
1 in. (10.11 grams, 26.62 mm overall, 18.12 mm internal diameter ( approximate size British P, USA 7 1/2, Europe 16.23, Japan 15)).

A silver memento mori ring with D-section hoop expanding at the shoulders to a facetted bezel, openwork flower bud to each shoulder, incised hatched triangles to the scooped facets above, 'MORS' inscribed to the upper panel, 'SOIFI' to the lower; pale gold insert to central cell engraved with a skull amid entwined snakes.

PROVENANCE:
Ex private collection of a West Sussex collector since before 1970.

CONDITION