A true frends remembrance
Most charming little posy mourning ring circa 1680. The high carat gold hoop has a central skull device in black enamel and is enamelled fully round with forget-me-nots. To interior a motto in Italic script : A true frends remembrance, the archaic spelling delightfully irregular. There is a maker’s mark R. The ring is size M [US 6]. A couple of tiny dings on the edge where it was unearthed by a shovel or plough and with the majority of its enamel still intact.