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Memorial ring

Germany

1763 or later

Gold ring, the underside of the bezel chased and set with a crystal and a miniature portrait of Augustus the third (1696-1763), son of Augustus the Strong, king of Poland and Duke of Saxony, surrounded by 16 brilliant cut pastes or crystals, the hoop finely chiselled in shell and scrollwork.

17.12 mm internal ring diameter; 4.34 g weight

Bought in Dresden

Presented by Dr C.D.E. Fortnum in honour of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee, 1897; WA1897.CDEF.F535

Taylor and Scarisbrick, Finger Rings from Ancient Egypt to the present day, 1978, no. 793