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18th Century Posy Ring "I Desire to Deserve"

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Description

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.

MEASUREMENTS

Width of band: 2.5mm

WEIGHT

1.5g

MARKS

Early Makers Mark

CONDITION

Very good, with excellent patina

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