Memento mori skull ring
Fine quality skull ring dated 1740. The high carat gold scrolled hoop is inscribed in gold capitals on a white enamel ground with the details of the deceased : J. Perriam Ob. 5th Jan 1740 AE 20. The employment of white enamel denotes the unmarried status of the deceased. The shank supports a compartment containing its original black and white skull and crossbones device under table-cut natural rock crystal. The ring is size J and 1/2 [US 5] and is in very fine and original condition.