This is a wonderful Georgian gold posy ring, dating to the 18th century. The inside of the band is inscribed "Let vertue be thy guide" (Let virtue be thy guide) a sentiment recorded in Evans (69). It bears a makers mark of 'J.W' in gothic script, for James Wilks goldsmith of London, who bore this mark in 1743. The ring is in excellent condition and would make a rather charming and unique wedding band!
OBJECT: POSY RING
DATE: c. 1720 - 1740 A.D.
MATERIAL: GOLD 18k
RING SIZE: 8 1/2 (US) Q 3/4 (UK)
SIZE: 20.45mm x 3.65mm
WEIGHT: 2.87 grams
PROVENANCE: Formerly in a private collection, Exeter. United Kingdom.
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