STUNNING EXTREMELY RARE GEORGIAN 18CT GOLD & BLACK ENAMEL MOURNING BAND COMPASS. T his is a Beautiful Extremely Rare Georgian 18ct Gold & Black Enamel Mourning Band - Compass, this wonderful very unusual mourning band compass i would estimate dates to circa 1820 making it nearly 200 years old. This stunning mourning band compass is beautiful, it has a lovely 18ct gold scroll work decoration to the top and bottom of the band which contrast beautifully with the black Enamel decoratio, to the body of the mourning band itself it has the most wonderful brightcut engraved decoration of scroll work with the engraved and black enamel wording IN MEMORY OF, to the centre of the band is the most delicate glass covered compass, its stunning, this has then been mounted with a 9ct gold loop and bail, allowing this Georgian mourning band compass to be attached to a pocket watch chain, the quality of the craftsmanship is superb, there are no hallmarks , it has been tested and is 18ct gold to the mourning band, this would have once belonged to a wealthy Georgian Lady or Gentleman, this may have been in memory of a family member who travelled or who was a sailor, as this seems very fitting to have a rare Compass mourning band, i have never seen one like this before , it is so very special, it is so very tactile and once held it has the most wonderful feel. This will add something very special to any collection, my photos dont do it justice.
It is in lovely condition with just some wear to the enamel and surface wear to the glass on the compass, that being said it doesnt detract at all from its rare beauty, just mentioned for accuracy. The item "STUNNING EXTREMELY RARE GEORGIAN 18CT GOLD & BLACK ENAMEL MOURNING BAND COMPASS" is in sale since Friday, August 23, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Boxes". The seller is "silver_treasures" and is located in ledbury. This item can be shipped worldwide.