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1940.281 (RS7757)

Description

This gold ring with a center plaque in the shape of a scroll features the initials "EF" in an Asian-style script above a circular cut bezel set clear stone, possibly a diamond. The left shoulder is set with a tear-drop cut clear red stone, possibly a ruby. The interior is inscribed with a death date and the maker's mark.

Details

Maker
Dattlebaum & Friedman (Manufacturer)
Date
1913
Inscriptions
Stamped: "D&F" (Stamped)
"Died July 23 / 1913" (Engraved)
Location of origin
New York, New York
Material
diamond (mineral)
gold (metal)
ruby (mineral)
Object type
Adornment
Places
New York City (New York state)
New York state (United States)
Descriptive terms
finger rings
gold (metal)
Possibly diamond (mineral)
Possibly ruby (mineral)
RING
rings (jewelry)
Dimensions
13/16 in (W), 13/16 in (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1940.281
GUSN
101373
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 Dattlebaum & Friedman see Rainwater, Dorothy T. and Judy Redfield, "Encyclopedia of American Silver Manufacturers," 4th Edition (1998): 305
Related Items
Title Silver and stone ring Accession number 1940.280 Notes Jewelry and related items donated by Mrs. Winthrop Coffin:
Title Gold ring Accession number 1940.281
Title Agate stickpin Accession number 1940.282
Title Mosaic stickpin Accession number 1940.283

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