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Unit 2, Riverside Business Park, Gosport Street Lymington, Hampshire SO41 9BB , England Call Seller


A George III gold ring depicting ‘Hope’

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  • Description
    A large George III glazed gold, enamel and ivory ring representing the figure of Hope with her anchor, gazing out to sea and a squadron of warships.

    English, circa 1800

    Usually portrayed with her anchor attribute, the figure of Hope, one of the three Christian virtues alongside Faith and Charity, was widely adopted in the eighteenth century to safeguard against the perils
    of life at sea, especially in the Royal Navy. She was depicted in prints, ceramics, jewels and medals: most
    famously on Davison’s Nile medal, privately issued to all the men and officers who survived the Battle of the Nile. Here she is used on a sentimental and precious ring which was possibly a gift to a naval wife or sweetheart.
  • More Information
    Documentation: Signed
    Origin: England
    Period: 19th Century
    Materials: Gold
    Condition: Good. Original Condition
    Creation Date: 1800
    Metals: Enamel, Gold, Other
    Gender: Men's , Ladies'
    Styles / Movements: Other, Rare Jewels
    Incollect Reference #: 317231
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