A beautiful antique Georgian mourning band ring. The ring is a very rich 22ct yellow gold, enamelled in black with white enamel bands top and bottom. The words picked out in gold tell us this mourning band was created in memory of Sir John Filmer, Bart, Ob 22nd Feb 1797, Ae 81. Sir John Filmer (1716 - 1797) was the 4th Filmer baronet of East Sutton, Kent and a member of Parliament for Steyning.He was fourth Baronet in line, the first Filmer barontecy was created for Robert Filmer, of East Sutton Place, East Sutton, Kent in 1674. Robert was the grandson of Sir Edward Filmer, High Sheriff of Kent 1616. Sir Robert Filmer's father was a supporter of the Crown during the period of the English civil War and Robert was given this title following the restoration of King Charles II. This is an 18th century piece with full British hallmarks for 22ct gold, rich in history and over 225 years old.
There is no finesse mark as this was not used in the period and the lion passant was used, 18ct gold was not reintroduced as a standard until 1798. Fully hallmarked for 22ct gold, Bust of King George, makers mark HM and date letter for 1796. Good used condition overall, some age commensurate surface wear, some crazing and chips to the enamel.EU ring size 54.51. Total weight 4.83 grams. Approx 6.7mm band width. This item is in the category "Jewellery & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewellery\Mourning Jewellery". The seller is "stolenatticuk" and is located in this country: GB.
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