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18th Century 22k Gold Posy Ring "Be tru in hart"

$2,500.00

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18th Century 22k Gold Posy Ring "Be tru in hart"

$2,500.00


Description

DATE: Pre-Georgian, c.1700

An exceptional early gold posy ring dating from circa 1700. The inscription to the inner band reads: "Be tru in hart." It's modelled in 22 karat gold, with a slim profile on the finger and a 4.4mm width. An increasingly rare piece, preserved in remarkably good condition. 

Posy (also known as poesy or posey) Rings were popular during the 15th through the 18th centuries in both England and France as lovers' gifts. The quotations were often from contemporary courtship stories and usually inscribed on the inner surface of the ring; they were given to show regard or as a gift.

MEASUREMENTS 

Width of band: 4.4mm

WEIGHT 

2.1g

MARKS 

No marks present, tests as 22k gold

CONDITION 

Very good, some light wear commensurate with age

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