Fine quality mourning ring dated 1766. The high carat gold undulating hoop is inscribed with the details of the deceased, reserved on a white enamel ground : Mary Baden Ob. 7 May 1766 AET 35. The head of the ring is set with a foiled, table-cut amethyst and the reverse of the ring is rayed. The employment of white enamel indicates the unmarried status of Mary at the time of her death. The ring is size O and 1/2 [US 7 and 1/4] and in fine, original condition.