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Gold mourning ring with a hair wheatsheaf

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An image of Jewellery/Mourning Ring. Inscribed, 'Elizabeth Dixon died aged 62, 13 Jan 1780'. Plain gold hoop widening at shoulders. Shoulders decorated with chased foliate design. Long oval bezel with chased border surrounding, under glass, a wheatsheaf of hair bound with pearls, on ivory. Height, hoop, 2.0 mm, length, hoop, 23.0 mm, height, bezel (oval) 5.0 mm, width, bezel (oval) 17.0 mm, length, bezel (oval) 24.5 mm, 1797.

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Jewellery/Mourning Ring. Inscribed, 'Elizabeth Dixon died aged 62, 13 Jan 1780'. Plain gold hoop widening at shoulders. Shoulders decorated with chased foliate design. Long oval bezel with chased border surrounding, under glass, a wheatsheaf of hair bound with pearls, on ivory. Height, hoop, 2.0 mm, length, hoop, 23.0 mm, height, bezel (oval) 5.0 mm, width, bezel (oval) 17.0 mm, length, bezel (oval) 24.5 mm, 1797.

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  • Accession Number: PER.M.241-1923
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/39.0
  • Focal length: 120
  • Camera: Hasselblad H3DII-31
  • Photographer name: Katie Young
  • Image height: 1001 pixels
  • Image width: 1024 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.6 (Macintosh)
  • Filesize: 134.12kB
  • Exposure time: 1/125
  • ISO Speed: 100
  • Fnumber: 39/1
  • Captured: 2014:06:10 14:34:28

Key words

18th Century Date Department Fitz_AA Georgian Material Object Type Other Keywords Workflow _WF_AdOK _WF_KWD _WF_OPACtd _WF_PCtd bezel commemoration commemorative dated finger ring glass gold grains hair inscribed inscriptions ivory jewellery jewelry memorials mourning ring oval pearl pearls ring sentimental wheat wheat sheaf wheatsheaf

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rgb(96,84,65), rgb(232,234,233), rgb(181,172,148), rgb(192,155,102), rgb(132,132,125), rgb(191,193,188), rgb(124,128,124), rgb(180,180,180), rgb(211,207,191), rgb(172,164,116), rgb(172,182,182)

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