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1930.939 (RS7241)

Description

Gold ring with pierced scroll shoulders, center set with a rectangular faceted jet surrounded by a border of pieces of round faceted jet.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1848
Inscriptions
"C W Payson / Obt Decr 25th 1848" (Engraved)
Object type
Ceremonial Artifacts; Funerary Objects
Descriptive terms
finger rings
Ornament, Mourning
Ring, Mourning
rings (jewelry)
Dimensions
3/8 (W), 3/4 in (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1930.939
GUSN
101378
Reference Notes
For more information on jet jewelry and imitations see Bury, Shirley, "Jewellery, 1789-1910" v. 2 (1991): 657-709; Cooper, Diana and Norman Battershill, "Victorian Sentimental Jewellery," (1972): 19-30; Dawes, Ginny Reddington and Corinne Davidov, "Victorian Jewelry: Unexplored Treasures," (1991): 125-130; Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 125-126, 254-256; Phillips, Clare, "Jewels and Jewelry," (2000): 94-95.
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