This is the finest example of a cigar band memorial ring, not only is the condition remarkable due to the likeliness of this ring sitting untouched for over two centuries, but the rosy color of gold is incredibly rare, likely containing alloys of copper and nickel. We are honored to bring this exceptional historical ring to market.
Materials and Features:
18ct gold, enamel
Circa 1811, English
Lion and panther London hallmarks
Enameled “Abbott Kent, OB: 4 July 1811, AET 66”
Weight: 4.86 grams
Condition: Excellent condition. As close to mint condition as we have seen for a memorial band of this period. Minor associated age wear.
Please view and inspect any photos closely. We endeavor to fully disclose all condition information clearly and concisely, however, please note that what qualifies as excellent condition for historical jewelry differs from modern and contemporary pieces; please take the age of the piece into account when examining the piece. Minor age wear is typical and to be expected for antique and vintage jewelry. Unless otherwise stated, gemstones have not been officially graded for color, clarity, or treatment by GIA; any information provided is our own educated, professional assessment.
18ct Rare Enameled Memorial Band Abbott Kent 1811