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Georgian Optical Illusion Mourning Ring

$1,800.00

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Georgian Optical Illusion Mourning Ring

$1,800.00


Description

DATE: Georgian, c.1820

A fine Georgian mourning ring with two fine black enamel seams around a central "optical illusion" band. The centre band is convex in shape, and has been detailed with straight grooves at a 45 degree angle. When the band is rotated, some of the grooves appear to contort into S shapes - a clever trick of the eye.

It's modelled in 15 karat gold, and dates from the early 19th Century. An inscription to the inner band (partially rubbed) reads: "Thomas Luc- ob Feb 24th ---- aet 24"

MEASUREMENTS 

Width of band: 6.5mm

WEIGHT 

4.5g

MARKS 

Inscription: Thomas Luc- ob Feb 24th ---- aet 24

Tests as 15k gold

CONDITION 

Good, some light wear commensurate with age and use

Evidence of an old resize

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