Mourning ring in box
Gold, enamel; cardboard, grosgrain ribbon, velvet, satin
Overall: 3/8 x 3/4 in. ( 1 x 1.9 cm )
Gold and enamel mourning ring comprising wide gold band decorated with chased scrolling edges, two strips black enamel; words applied in gold: "IN MEMORY OF"; 5 names and dates engraved inside shank; ivory box covered with grosgrain ribbon, lined with ivory velvet and satin; no clasp.
Gift of Florence N. Levy, 1946
cast: on surface of ring in Gothic letters: "IN MEMORY OF"
engraved: inside shank: "Semley Davids ae 56 yrs Obt 21 Septr 1801 / Jonah Davids ae 39 yrs Obt 29 Novr 1822 / Hannah Davids ae 74 yrs Obt 18 Decr 1825 / Joseph Levy ae 45 yrs Obt 1 Septr 1833 / Esther Levy ae 53 yrs Obt 27 July 1843"
stamped: inside shank: Hallmarks and maker's marks for London import 18 karat gold, date 1822-23 (?) and maker's mark TM (for Thomas Morley?)
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