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16/17th Century Gold Posy Ring 'All For Love' £895.00
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16/17th Century Gold Posy Ring 'All For Love'
17x17x3mm, 1.22g

Posy rings, with a short inscription, were generally popular in England and France from the 16th to the 18th centuries, though a few rare examples date from as early as the 14th century. They derived their name from the French word for poem, describing the motto on the inside or the exterior of the ring. Such rings could be used as 'love tokens' or betrothal rings and are the predecessors of modern wedding bands. Some posy rings have ornately engraved exteriors, such as this example, often with a floral theme. They are sometimes also inlaid with coloured enamel.

An attractive, wearable example, deep yellow gold, intricate external decoration and inscribed with the love posy 'All For Love'.

Disclaimed treasure - all details will be provided.

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