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Date 1810 Enamelled Mourning Band Ring


Dedicated to 'Eliza Chittle OB 7 DEC 1810 AE 51', the flat band style ring is with white edged enamel, which may be because she was widowed or had no children. 

Of Reading in Berkshire, her will of 7 May 1811 describes her as a widow being 'weak in body but of sound disposing mind' and leaves her 'sister in law Mary Boultor her best black silk cloak and mourning ring'. 

The hallmark features the head of George III and the Lion Passant and was assayed in London in 1810, an early incidence before the '18' mark to indicate 18ct Gold was adopted. A ring size 'V' or '10.5'