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LOT 0445

Estimate
GBP (£) 400 - 600
EUR (€) 470 - 710
USD ($) 530 - 800

Sold for (Inc. bp): £699

Georgian Silver Memento Mori Skull Ring

18th century AD

A substantial silver finger ring with six ellipsoid facets ornamented with: facing bust with foliage; expanding-arm cross; christogram with alpha and omega; expanding arm cross; facing bust; expanding arm cross. 8.69 grams, 23.91mm overall, 18.05mm internal diameter (approximate size British O 1/2, USA 7 1/4, Europe 15.61, Japan 15) (1"). Fine condition, worn and polished

Provenance
From the private collection of a Russian gentleman living in London; acquired from a Chelsea collector in the 2000s; the Chelsea collection having been formed from 1970-1990s.