A mourning ring, for James Watt (1756-1819) Engineer.
Lot 361
A mourning ring, for James Watt (1756-1819) Engineer.
Sold for £1,875 (US$ 3,157) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A mourning ring, for James Watt (1756-1819) Engineer.
Two colour gold and black enamel ring, with the initial "W" on a chased gold background, between enamelled openwork shoulders. The interior of the band inscribed James Watt died 25 Augt. 1819 Aged 83. The rear of the cartouche containing a plait of hair behind a crystal panel. In a rectangular black case. Together with a sale catalogue, The James Watt Sale, Sotheby's March 2003.

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    The James Watt Sale, Sotheby's 20 March 2003.

    Inventoried.
    Transfered to Doldowlod from Aston Hall, May 1849 as an heirloom;
    1851 Mr Watt's room in Marquetry double chest, Doldowlod, page 36.
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