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The Victoria and Albert Museum

The Victoria and Albert Museum

This is a mourning ring for William Fauquier who died in 1788. It is inscribed in Latin 'Wilm/ Fauquier/ Esqr./ obt. Decr. 15/ 1788/ aet. 80.' (William Fauquier Esq. died 15 December 1788 aged 80). He was buried alongside his wife Grace in the churchyard at Eltham, in south London. He was a Director of the East India Company and a Fellow of the Royal Society.

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Details

  • Title: Ring (1)
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 1783/1792
  • Location: England
  • Physical Dimensions: Height: 2.2 cm, Width: 1.9 cm, Depth: 2.9 cm
  • Medium: Enamelled and engraved gold set with half-pearls and rose-cut diamonds

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