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The Victoria and Albert Museum

The Victoria and Albert Museum

This ring, which closely resembles contemporary mourning rings, is inscribed in French around the bezel, 'I cherish even her shadow'. Love and mourning rings could share the same language. A ring with a silhouette and plaited hair such as this could have been a romantic gift or a mourning ring.

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Details

  • Title: Ring (1)
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 1775/1784
  • Location: England
  • Physical Dimensions: Height: 2.2 cm, Width: 2.1 cm, Depth: 1.9 cm
  • Provenance: Given by Dame Joan Evans
  • Medium: Enamelled gold ring set with a watercolour on ivory silhouette and on the back, a panel of woven hair under glass

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