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Ref GS2 Memento Mori Skull Ring
Memento mori skull ring, dated 1723. The high carat gold hoop is inscribed in reserve on a black enamel ground with the details of the deceased :
Hen [Henry] Summers Obt 15 Oct 1723 Aet 67
. The hoop supports a compartment set with a black and white enamel skull device in a gold wirework surround, under table-cut rock crystal and between old-cut diamond shoulders, set silver. The reverse of the ring is rayed. The ring is size K [US 5 and 1/8] , the hoop is 1/8 of an inch wide and the skull compartment measures just under 1/4 of an inch by 1/8 of an inch. It is in most wearable and completely original condition, with a better than usual, finely detailed enamel skull motif.
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