Georgian Gold Posy Ring "Not the value but my love" by John Harwood
This is a nice Georgian gold posy ring, dating to the mid 18th century. The inside of the band is inscribed "Not the vallue but my love". It bears a makers mark of 'JH' in Gothic lettering for John Harwood of London. This mark is dated to 1739 - 1740.
The ring was discovered during the 1980's, it had a twist to the band which has now been straightened. Such a ring would have been worn as a wedding band, popular from the 16th to mid 18th century. This will make for a unique and historic wedding ring today!
OBJECT: POSY RING
DATE: c. 1739 - 1740 A.D.
MATERIAL: GOLD 22k +/-
RING SIZE: 8 (US) Q (UK)
SIZE: 20mm x 4mm
WEIGHT: 4.07 grams
PROVENANCE: Ex Worcestershire collection, found during the 1980's.