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LOT 0428

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GBP (£) 3,000 - 4,000
EUR (€) 3,460 - 4,610
USD ($) 4,180 - 5,570

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£1,800 (EUR 2,075; USD 2,505) (+bp*)

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Queen Anne Gold '(Death) is no Partyng' Memento Mori Ring with Skull and Skeleton

Dated 1702 AD

A gold memento mori ring with reserved skeleton on a black enamelled field; the inner face inscribed with a skull representing 'death' and incised italic text 'is no partyng A.F 1702'. 3.93 grams, 20.11mm overall, 17.40mm internal diameter (approximate size British N, USA 6 1/2, Europe 13.72, Japan 13) (3/4"). Very fine condition.

Provenance
From the private jewellery collection of a UK gentleman; acquired from a London coin fair in the early 1990s; this lot has been checked against the Interpol Database of stolen works of art and is accompanied by AIAD certificate number no. 10729-175315.

Literature
Cf. Scarisbrick, D., Rings: Jewelry of Power, Love and Loyalty, London, 2007, item 229, for type.