A George III memento mori Box
A George III memento mori Box
A George III memento mori Box
A George III memento mori Box
A George III memento mori Box
A George III memento mori Box
A George III memento mori oval hinged Box, London 1782, James Phipps. The exterior of the box engraved-: 'Enclosed are some of the remains of a most kind, virtuous & affectionately loving Wife, Mrs. Sarah Kingsford in whom centered every female & desirable excellency.' And on the base: 'Sarah Kingsford, daughter of John & Elizabeth Wiche, born Aug. 12th 1758, married to Sampson Kingsford Jan. 4th 1780, died much lamented by all that knew her, Ap. 29th 1782, & left one daughter, Sarah Maria, born April 16. 1782.'
For John Wiche, 1718-1794, Baptist Minister, see the Dictionary of National Biography. Sampson Kingsford, of Sturry, near Canterbury, 1750-1821, was a miller and banker, and latterly a Baptist minister.
Good. An [original] alteration to one number in the engraving.
Dimensions
Height 9.30 cm (3.66 inches)
Width 3.20 cm (1.26 inches)
Depth 0.70 cm (0.28 inches)
Weight 37.20g (1.20oz t)
Stock Code
O3068
Medium
silver.
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