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Layaway Georgian Enamelled Mourning Band 1797

Deposit for this band.

10% -  55gbp out of total 550gbp 

An extremely fine example of a mourning band. The enamel on this ring is almost perfect considering its age - it looks like this ring was never worn. It's hard to pick up the crispness in images.

UK ring size O

USA ring size 7

The band reads: Robt Corse. OB 21 May. 1797. AE.56.

Robert Corse was a business man from Paisley. He owned Greenlaw House and he was a representative of the old family of Cross or Corse of Crossmill in Renfrewshire. He was in partnership with John Christie, under the firm of Christie, Corse & Co. He was one of the nine original partners of the Paisley Banking Company which was established on 1st October 1783. (ntlworld.com/sealed/mansions)

Condition: Near perfect. Some minor discolouration of the white enamel and minor wear in places - however the pictures look far worse than the real life ring. Gold content untested but likely to be 18ct gold. No hallmarks. 

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