Ring with rose gold mounting and band. Bezel center set with hair under glass, engraved on reverse.
"Jonan Bowman / Obt. Sept. 11, 1804 / Aged 68" (Engraved)
- Object type
- Descriptive terms
- 11/16 (W), 13/16 (diameter) (inches)
- Accession Number
- Credit Line
- Gift of Bruce and Grace Whitney in honor of George, Mark, David, and Richard Whitney
- 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. For more information on the furniture of Jonathan Bowman see Carlisle, Nancy, "Cherished Possessions, A New England Legacy," (2003): 283-285.