18th Century Posy Ring "I Desire to Deserve"
DATE: 18th Century, c.1700
This wonderful early 18th Century Posy Ring bears a sweet romantic inscription: "I Desire to Deserve", along with a rare early makers mark (that appears to be a flame). It's modelled in 22k yellow gold, and dates to c.1700. Posy Rings take their name from the old word Poesy, meaning a poem or poetic line.
Width of band: 2.5mm
Early Makers Mark
Very good, with excellent patina