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Mourning Ring

1931.1962 (RS7268)

Description

Circular gold mounting with woven white and brown hair under glass, engraved on reverse and around band.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1806
Inscriptions
Band: "B. A. ob: 14 Mar. 1806 Aet 89"
Reverse: "EA / ob: 4 May 1801 / AEt 84." (Engraved)
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
mourning rings
RING
rings (jewelry)
Dimensions
3/4 (W), 3/4 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1931.1962
GUSN
101114
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.

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