- Museum number
Mourning-ring; gold; Jacobite memorial ring; enamel covering both the hoop and the bezel; bezel is panel-shaped, with six points, four of which are coronets; bears initials in gold wire on light brown hair at back; hoop formed of two interlacing rings; gold inscriptions on white enamel around the hoop. No maker's mark.
- Production date
- 1746 (date of inscription)
Diameter: 0.82 inches (hoop)
Weight: 60 grains
- Curator's comments
- Text from Dalton 1912, Catalogue of Finger Rings:
'An early possession of the Museum'.
See also ring no 1417 (Dalton 1912 - Franks bequest - AF.1490) for a similar inscription and details of those executed. Another similar example is held by the National Museums of Scotland.
For a ring of identical desiogn sold Lyon & Turnbull, Edinburgh, 'Jacobite, Stuart and Scottish Applied Arts', 13 May 2015, lot 20, see https://www.lyonandturnbull.com/auction/lot/20-The-Four-Peers-ring---an-important-mid-18th-century-Jacobite-gold-and-enamel-ring/?lot=161339&sd=1 (accessed 7.3 2020)
- Not on display
- Associated events
- Commemoration of: Execution of Jacobites
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number