Georgian Sepia Mourning Ring

Georgian Sepia Mourning Ring

C.1790. This miniature sepia mourning ring is made with rosy colored 9k gold, engraved on the back with ‘HWC’. The ring depicts a mourning female clad in a neoclassical robe, looking at a ship on the sea while leaning on an anchor. The ship symbolizes a voyage (often meaning the after-life), and the anchor symbolizes hope for those left behind. The miniature painting is done with sepia ink and hair. 

US Size: 6 (resizable)
Head: Approximately 30mm x 18mm

Overall in good condition.