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18th Century Posy Ring "Love The Giver"

$3,200.00

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18th Century Posy Ring "Love The Giver"

$3,200.00


Description

DATE: 18th Century

A fantastic 18th century posy ring featuring the words "Love the Giver" inscribed on the inner band. Posy Rings (aka posie, poesy, posey) take their name from the, now archaic, word Poesy, meaning a poem or poetic line, and were often exchanged as tokens of affection, or betrothal rings from the 15th to 18th centuries. Each one was personalised with a meaningful verse, with early examples typically employing Norman French, with French, Latin and English used in later times. This one's crafted in 18 karat gold and dates from the early 1700s, the poesy being particularly blunt/to the point with its message.

MEASUREMENTS 

Width of band: 2.3mm

WEIGHT 

1.7g

MARKS 

No marks present, tests as 18k gold

CONDITION 

Very good, light wear commensurate with age. Strong antique patina

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