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Mourning Ring

1966.2280 (RS8189)

Description

Gold mourning ring, braided hair set under glass with seed pearl border.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1797
Inscriptions
"T. Sprett / 1797" (Engraved)
Associated Building
Original to Merwin House (Stockbridge, Mass.).
Material
glass (material)
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
glass (material)
mourning rings
Ring
rings (jewelry)
Accession Number
1966.2280
Credit Line
Bequest of Vipont de R.D. Merwin
GUSN
101099
Reference Notes
For more information on mourning jewelry see Bury, Shirley, "Jewellery, 1789-1910," v. 2 (1991): 657-710; Deutsch, Davida Tenebaum, "Jewelry for mourning, love, and fancy, 1770-1830," "The Magazine Antiques" (April 1999): 566-575; Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 23-31.

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