Mourning Ring in Original Case
Marquise shaped gold mounting set with gold intertwined initials "CS" over brown woven hair, engraved on reverse and on band.
Reverse: "Not lost but / gone before"
Band: "C S Ob. 15 Octo., 1800 AE 2 yrs." (Engraved)
- Object type
- Descriptive terms
- 3/4 in (W), 13/16 in (diameter) (inches)
- Accession Number
- 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:
Title Pair of blue stone shoe buckles Accession number 1932.514 ab
Title Hair ring Accession number 1932.515
Title Gold earrings Accession number 1932.516 ab