Mourning Ring for Christopher Savage aged 24

Mourning Ring with a skull painted under the crystal. For Christopher Savage aged 24. 1729. Crystal, gold thread, paint. Private collection. The skull is painted under the tiny crystal — a wonder of craftsmanship!

Mourning Ring for Christopher Savage aged 24 (rear)

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Last modified 29 September 2011