Hello, Dear Mourners! For those who are very busy and haven’t the time to spend their week in perpetual mourning, I thought I’d take the liberty to give you an update on the week that was…
Open the Coffin
Have any of you seen the combination of a coffin and a ring? The early 18th century saw a standardisation and industry of mourning that produced some rather unusual pieces when it was trying to establish itself. This ring can tell many stories… read more
Party Like It’s 1699
Well, there’s much to celebrate in this ring from 1699. Not only does it have the finest jewels, but also white enamel. It appears at a time when it would have been considered stabilised for its style… read more
French Louis XIV Memento Mori and Elegance
This ring was a personal statement for a gentleman in the court of Louis XIV and it shows. Learn about stylistic shift across Europe in the 17th and 18th centuries… read more
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