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This Georgian mourning band was made to commemorate the death of Anna Stapleton. The enamelling technique used to make a ring like this is called. Champlevé. This method required the jeweller to cut away the gold of the band to form shapes, letters, or numbers (in this case it reads: "Anna Stapleton OB 9 Aug: 1795 AET: 78"), and then flood the recessed space with enamel, which would then be fired to harden it. This ring features black enamel in relatively good condition, and two thin bands of white enamel--possibly indicating that the deceased was unmarried--in worn condition. The inside of the ring features full British hallmarks, including the bust of of the mad King George III, the lion passant to denote 22k gold, the letter "u" for the year 1795, and the maker's mark "WH". Materials: 22k yellow gold, enamel. Age: c. 1795. Condition: Good. Size: US 8.5, cannot be sized. This Georgian mourning band was made to commemorate the death of Anna Stapleton. The enamelling technique used to make a ring like this is called. Champlevé. This method required the jeweller to cut away the gold of the band to form shapes, letters, or numbers (in this case it reads: "Anna Stapleton OB 9 Aug: 1795 AET: 78"), and then flood the recessed space with enamel, which would then be fired to harden it. This ring features black enamel in relatively good condition, and two thin bands of white enamel--possibly indicating that the deceased was unmarried--in worn condition. The inside of the ring features full British hallmarks, including the bust of of the mad King George III, the lion passant to denote 22k gold, the letter "u" for the year 1795, and the maker's mark "WH". Materials: 22k yellow gold, enamel. Age: c. 1795. Condition: Good. Size: US 8.5, cannot be sized. Color: metallic

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