- Museum number
Gold posy ring with inscription and maker's mark. Exterior wreathed and enamelled in turquoise blue bands of enamel each relieved by a small circle reserved in the metal, alternating with the gold.
- Production date
1660 (if George Waple, presumed active from this date [of Freedom])
1667 - 1678 (if George Webster, presumed active about this period)
Diameter: 17.04 millimetres
Height: 3.22 millimetres
Weight: 2 grammes
- Curator's comments
- Possiibly the mark of George Waple, London jeweller - free of the London Goldsmiths' Company in 1660, - date of death unrecorded.
OR George Webster, London jeweller - free of the London Goldsmiths' Company in 1667, last mentioned 1678 - date of death unrecorded.
Maker's mark information from Dr. David Mitchell - November 2011. See the Goldsmiths' Company database ref ID 4431 (Waple) or 5045 (Webster) for further details.(available from the Goldsmiths' Company).
For a similar maker's mark, GW in a rectangle, see Treasure case 2011 T24, a gold mourning engraved with a skull and inscribed inside: 'Alex : Cheeke obt 15 Feb 1668'
Ring out on display on 18th July 2008, so maker's details cannot be confirmed.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number