100 years of grief in a mourning ring collection.

100 years of grief in a mourning ring collection.

Mourning rings and mourning jewellery are a distinct segment merchandise for jewelery collectors: they’re lovely however so intimate that not all collectors are interested by shopping for them. Personally, I discover mourning rings fascinating. I believe there’s one thing fantastic in an concept whose nice loss may be commemorated with a memento that you may put on everytime you wish to consider them.

However this publish will not be about mourning rings typically – this publish is for a have a look at a really excellent assortment of mourning rings which can be going up for public sale. September 30 Fine Jewelry Sale at Fellows.

One of the complete mourning collections ever bought within the UK, this assortment consists of sixty-three (!!) Georgian and William IV mourning rings. The rings had been collected within the nineteenth century by Elizabeth Snaith (1805-1890) and are descended from the present proprietor, the Snaith Household. The gathering has by no means been bought earlier than.

Every ring within the assortment is enameled gold with a skeleton band (pictured above within the decrease proper nook of the picture).

The gathering consists of rings commemorating fifty completely different folks and has been extensively researched. The record consists of paperwork put collectively by the collector, together with names on rings, household connections, the historical past of among the extra essential names, and even intensive household bushes of among the households represented. there may be extra info on the auction list, together with pictures of some paperwork. That is really unimaginable.

This incredible collection of mourning rings spans 100 years

Here is some extra background from Fellows:

The giving and sporting of mourning rings was frequent within the interval till the late nineteenth century. Many testatories present funds of their will to buy a hoop to be worn throughout mourning for essential benefactors. Such a donation was an honour, it was greeted with satisfaction, and the rings had been worn with nice respect. We notice that most of the people named on this assortment have left testamentary wills in Privileged Courtroom in Canterbury, and their wills comprise particulars of these wills.”

If you happen to’ve ever tried shopping for a mourning ring, you may understand how scarce and coveted these are, and the way extraordinary it’s to have SIXTY-THREE on this assortment! It simply blows my thoughts just a little bit.

I’m so glad that these mourning rings fell into the palms of a collector who handled them with respect and guarded them very nicely. I hope whoever turns into the following proprietor of this excellent assortment will shield it with the identical care.

This extraordinary assortment goes on sale September thirtieth, so it is a should. go check out the auction listing on Fellowearlier than that. If you’re within the UK and resolve to see the gathering, please say hey to him for me.

Click on right here to see extra about mourning jewellery, or right here to see extra posts about auctions at Fellows.

all photos c/o Pals.

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