A George lll gold and enamel mourning ring, Admiral Nelson.
Lot 20
A George lll gold and enamel mourning ring, Admiral Nelson.
Sold for £6,875 (US$ 11,544) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A George lll gold and enamel mourning ring, Admiral Nelson.
Probably by Salters, Strand, c.1806.
Rectangular head in black enamel with white border, bearing a Viscount's coronet above the initial "N" and a Ducal crown above the initial "B" over the word "Trafalgar". The gold tapered hoop shank engraved on the outside "Palmem Qui Meruit Ferat" (Let him bear the palm of victory who has won it) and on the inside "Lost to his Country 21 Oct 1805 Aged 47".

Footnotes

  • PROVENANCE:
    By repute from Surgeon Beatty, who attended Nelson on the Victory. Acquired by Dr Carlyle of Langholm, Dumfries, from a patient and thence from him to Mr Alex Scott of Arkinholm and then by descent.

    Some 58 original recipients are listed for these mourning rings, although slight differences in the style of examples surviving, suggest that more may have been made. Two similar examples are in the National Maritime Museum collection.
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