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1780 Georgian Sepia Mourning Ring
Materials: 18K/22K Gold, Enamel, Crystal, Ivory, Sepia Ink, and Hair
Date: 1780
Size: US Size 7 (can't be sized)
Condition: Very Good. Wear to enamel.
Description: A gorgeous Georgian-era mourning ring. The miniature features a sepia painting of an urn on ivory, surrounded by weeping willows made from tiny pieces of hair. This type of mourning jewelry was popular in the late 18th century, but is extremely rare to find in good condition. The setting is in higher karat gold than is typical. The enamel work reads "J.S. Cowen, O.B. 10, Fe, 1780, AE 65" meaning that the ring commemorated the death of J.S. Cowen, who died on February 10th, 1780 at age 65.
Price: $1095.00

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