Five late 18th century mourning rings (5)

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Lot 156Y Ф
Five late 18th century mourning rings
(5)

Sold for £ 4,437 (US$ 5,453) inc. premium
Five late 18th century mourning rings
Each depicting a lady in mourning beside a funerary urn upon an inscribed plinth, with an angel or putto above, all painted on ivory, four with engraved reverses, dated 1784-1791, one with a black enamel band inscribed, Mary Willson OB: 9 Aug 1789 AE: 35, closed back settings throughout and mounted in gold, one ivory slightly loose in mount with funerary urn deficient, ring sizes approx. J - R (5)

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  • Please note, the United States Government has banned the import of ivory into the USA.
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Ф Item contains or is made of ivory

This lot contains or is made of ivory. The United States Government has banned the import of ivory into the USA.

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