This is truly the lushest ever Georgian wide mourning band for George and Fanny Tinker - oh the names, you couldn't get more British than that, huh!
George was born in Longroyd, Yorkshire in 1747. He married Fanny Noble ( born in 1748 ) on 14th January 1770 in Almondbury, York. They had six children; Pally, Mary, Joshua, Frances, George and Benjamin. Fanny's mother was Jane Stocks ( 1716-1797) and father was George Noble ( 1723-1774). They were both from Huddersfield and married in Leeds. It appears that Fanny's father, husband and one of her sons were all called George - a popular name in Georgian times, of kings named George !!
George Tinker died on 25th of January 1804 at 56 years old and the ring dates to 1803, it was made originally for him !! En engraving for Fanny was added on the inside of the band on 22nd January 1816 when she passed, aged 67. We are absolutely delighted that we were able to find the info on their family history !!
The Tinker ring is hand made in luscious 18 karat yellow gold and has a beautiful set of hallmarks. It was made in London, England in 1803 by jewellers called Samuel Cooke, registered in December 1776 in St James's Street, London. It is about a size 6.5 (UK N) but fits well on 6.25 (UK M 1/2) finger too, the band is slim but wide, hence a bit of wiggle room in the sizing. It is not possible to re-size it. The band is 6.8 mm wide and just 0.86 mm thick. It weighs 4.2 grams. Being 217 years old it is in lovely antique condition, with two small chips to the enamel. We adore this style of mourning band so much, simple and chic..... these are the best stackers ever !!
We love ...... the history and charm of this gorgeous ring. George and Fanny together forever, and their love never forgotten...
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Georgian Memorial Enamel Band Ring For George And Fanny Tinker Dated 1803
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