Rings 28.04.2016
Gold and black enamel mourning ring with an octagonal swivel case containing, on one side, a gold crowned CR monogram on ground of white hair, under a crystal; the reverse with lock of grey hair and an inscription on the band 'ob 17 Nov, 1818 aet. 75'. Shank enamelled in black.

Royalty & Control in a Mourning Ring for a Queen, 1818

Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz was born on the 19th of May 1744 and passed away on the 17th of November, 1818….

Memories 08.06.2015
c.1786, Gold ring, the oval bezel set with a James Tassie paste cameo of George, Prince of Wales, later King George IV

Mourning Fashion & Jewels During George IV

Between the time of the Regency Act in 1811 and the reign of George IV from 1820 to 1830, society…

Miniatures 17.03.2010

The Georgian Eye

Of the more unusual sentimental portraits to come from the late 18th Century (and to survive into the early 19th…