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Ref  TYS1   Georgian Elliptical Mourning Ring

Fine quality and substantial 18 carat gold mourning ring with hallmarks for London, 1823. The ring is elliptical in that the ribbed design creates an optical illusion - parallel lines, dependng from which angle they are viewed, seem to converge or diverge. Between the outer elliptical bands there is a fine seam of black enamel. To interior the ring is inscribed in cursive script :  Lieu. Gen. J. Timms Hervey Elwes Ob. 29th Feb. 1824  aet. 53. John Timms took the name and coat of arms of Elwes in 1793 when he inherited the Elwes' estate. He held the rank of colonel at the Battle of Waterloo and rose to the rank of Lieutenant General in His Majesty's forces. The ring is size O and 1/2 [US 7 and 1/4] and and the band is 1/4 of an inch wide. A very tactile ring in immaculate condition.

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Memorial plaque commemorating Lt. Gen. Elwes in St. John the Baptist church, Stoke-by-Clare, Suffolk.

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