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Two Mourning Rings

Auction:
2509
Lot:
699
Sold for:
$652$550

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2509
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
August 15, 2010 10:00AM

Description:

Two Mourning Rings, late 18th century, both oval with sepia inkwork depicting an urn, an 18kt gold ring, an inscription above the urn reads "BELOV'D AND REVER'D," one side of black enameled shank inscribed "JANE JEFFS OB 15 FEB 1768 AE 55," the other side of the shank inscribed "HENRY JEFFS OB 15 Feb 1774 AE 61," size 7 3/4; the other ring 8kt gold, the urn on ivory inscribed "EP," size 4 1/4.
Estimate $300-500

ring1-with inscr. above urn-possibly on paper or vellum design has deteriorated; ring 2- glass is a little scratched design has faint brownish residue on it.

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