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Mourning Ring in Original Case

1932.515 (RS7331)

Description

Marquise shaped gold mounting set with gold intertwined initials "CS" over brown woven hair, engraved on reverse and on band.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1800
Inscriptions
Reverse: "Not lost but / gone before"
Band: "C S Ob. 15 Octo., 1800 AE 2 yrs." (Engraved)
Material
glass (material)
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
glass (material)
RING
rings (jewelry)
Dimensions
3/4 in (W), 13/16 in (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1932.515
GUSN
101184
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 Miniature pendant Accession number 1932.16 Notes Jewelry and related items of Mrs. Sydney Richmond Burleigh:
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Title Hair ring Accession number 1932.515
Title Gold earrings Accession number 1932.516 ab

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