Rare Dated & Engraved Gothic Revival Ring ca. 1841
Upon seeing a piece of Gothic revival jewelry, one is immediately transported back into medieval Europe. The great architecture of this time inspired Victorian era jewelers to use its symbols, styles and motifs in the designing of their work.
Striking in its composition, this rare example of a ring created in neo-Gothic or Gothic revival design demonstrates a most structural look. Against a background of red enamel, 18k yellow gold creates curved arch-like structures which descend from upper bands of gold as inverted one rise from the lower bands. Mounted on each of the curved ends of the ogival forms are trefoil elements - a Gothic ornamental design with three lobes which resemble a clover leaf - scarce and very fine.
Engraved in script to the interior of the band is "John Dyson Esq. (Esquire) Oet Dec 1841 Obt 71" and "Henry Brook Oet April 24th 1869 Obt 64". This translates as John Dyson, Esquire passed away in December of 1841 at age 71 and Henry Brook on April 24th of 1869 at age 64.
Condition: Excellent to mint.
Hallmarks: Full set of English hallmarks including 18k and the date letter for 1841; a maker's mark of “TDGD”.
Measurements: 5/16 of an inch (0.8 cm) north to south on the hand. Weight of 6.1 grams (3.9 dwt).
Ring Size: US 7-3/4 (UK P; Euro 18, 57 mm). This ring cannot be sized by standard methods. However, it may be able to be sized with inserts or similar means. Please contact us for more information.
Date & Origin: Circa 1841 and is English in origin.