Nantwich Museum has launched a fundraising campaign to purchase a post-medieval (c AD 1650 -1750) ring found in Acton. The gold and enamelled ‘fede’ ring has been valued at £2,000 and the Museum now has to raise this sum through donations to make the acquisition. Local jewellers, C H Moody & Son, have kindly offered to donate £100.
The ring band is decorated with three pairs of clasped hands. The hands are largely covered in opaque white enamel. The ring is possibly a marriage/betrothal ring and is in good overall condition.
Museum Manager Kate Dobson said “We hope we can find the money to ensure that this beautiful ring stays in Nantwich for the public to enjoy”.
The ring acquisition would further enhance the Museum’s “Treasures of Nantwich” exhibition, which has been developed over the years to include Roman, Saxon and Tudor artefacts.
If you can help with a donation, no matter how small, then this will be greatly appreciated. Donations to help buy the Acton Ring can be made through the Museum’s website.
For further information contact: Nantwich Museum on firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01270 627104;