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LOT 0525

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GBP (£) 300 - 400
EUR (€) 330 - 440
USD ($) 390 - 520

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Georgian Memento Mori Ring with Praying Skeleton

18th century AD

A silver finger ring with large braided bezel, punched pellet and triangle ornament, ellipsoid plaque with intaglio skeleton kneeling in prayer beside a heater shield with blackletter 'T', legend 'ne m'oubliez' (do not forget me). 8.54 grams, 27.25mm overall, 17.48mm internal diameter (approximate size British O, USA 7, Europe 14.98, Japan 14) (1 1/4"). Fine condition.

Provenance
Property of a Buckinghamshire gentleman; acquired before 2000.