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1944.332 (RS7967)

Description

Gold ring with center plaque, sides of band are cut out in Greek key design to show inset table-worked brown hair.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1860-1880
Inscriptions
"from Mary" (Engraved)
Location of origin
American
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
finger rings
RING
rings (jewelry)
Dimensions
1/4 in (W), 7/8 in (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1944.332
GUSN
101113
Exhibition Notes
"Jewelry at Historic New England," Online exhibit presented by Historic New England launched September 30, 2007 at www.historicnewengland.org/jewelryhistory/.
Reference Notes
For more information on hair jewelry see Bell, C. Jeanenne, "Collector's Encyclopedia of Hairwork Jewelry," (1998); Bury, Shirley, "Jewellery, 1789-1910," v. 2 (1991): 680-698; Campbell, Mark, "The Art of Hair Work: Hair Braiding and Jewelry of Sentiment with Catalog of Hair Jewelry," Eds. Jules & Kaethe Kliot (facsimile of 1875 printing, 1996); Dawes, Ginny Reddington & Corinne Davidov, "Victorian Jewelry: Unexplored Treasures," (1991): 139-143; Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 98-107, 214-219.
Related Items
Title Pendant Accession number 1936.692 Notes Jewelry and related items donated by Miss Ruth C. Presbrey:
Title Pendant Accession number 1936.693
Title Hair ring Accession number 1936.695
Title Tortoiseshell lorgnette Accession number 1944.331
Title Hair ring Accession number 1944.332

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