This is a rare example of a ring created in neo-Gothic or Gothic revival design. The ring is stamped 18K yellow gold and has a set of English hallmarks including 18k and the date letter for 1841; a maker's mark of “TDGD”. The unique curved arch design descends from upper bands of gold and inverted ones rise from the lower bands. Mounted on each of the curved ends are trefoil elements which is a Gothic ornamental design with three lobes which resemble a clover leaf. 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. The ring is in excellent original condition and measures 5/16" in width. It is a size 7 3/4 and weighs 6.1 grams. Because of the nature of the enamel design this ring cannot be resized in the traditional manner however it is possible that gold balls could be added to the interior if a smaller size was needed, however this ring cannot be enlarged. This magnificent ring is a rare find.
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